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July 22, 2014
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Woman on assault charge remanded

A woman who is accused of assaulting a seven-year-old boy was remanded into custody when she appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

Charged with assault occasioning bodily harm is 48-year-old Desreen Morris of a Kingston address.

It is alleged that on June 23 at around 10 pm, the complainant was walking along Love Street in Kingston on his way to the shop, when he and the accused had an argument.

According to the complainant's mother's statement, the child was looking at the accused when she reportedly told him not to look at her. He reportedly continued and an argument developed between the pair, during which Morris allegedly hit the boy in the face causing him to feel pain.

get into spirit

Morris however denied the allegations, stating that the complainant and his mother were liars.

When RM Pusey asked the seven-year-old complainant to explain what happened, Morris, could be seen attempting to 'get into spirit' to which RM Pusey stated, "don't bother get in spirit in here."

Morris also stated that she had no reason to lie, "your honour, I wouldn't lie, I have been in the church for one year and two months now."

Morris went on to speak disdainfully about the complainant's mother, which earned her the ire of RM Pusey.

"For a woman in the church, you talking all these things with a child present and in front of big people and in front of me!"

"Your gonna have to stay with me, you betta calm down between now and tomorrow or yuh gonna spend longer time with me."

Morris is to return to court today.

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