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August 22, 2014
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Man accused of beating babymother remanded

Bjorn Burke, Staff Reporter

A man accused of beating his babymother, following his dissatisfaction with their child's supposed misbehaviour, was remanded when he appeared before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Charged with assault occasioning bodily harm is 32-year-old Balden Todd of a Majesty Gardens, Kingston 11 address.

Allegations are that, on August 5, the accused and the 20-year-old complainant, who are in a common-law relationship, had a disagreement during which the accused became boisterous.

Things took a violent turn when the accused allegedly inflicted punches to her abdomen, face and head, causing injuries.

It is alleged that complainant showed up at Hunts Bay Police Station in St Andrew to report the matter, with Todd following closely behind. On being cautioned by police at the police station, Todd allegedly said, "Mi girl, yu really a go lock mi up?" He was arrested and charged.

"How long you plan to stay for it? You can spend up to three years. How long you plan to spend because you fire box in her face?" asked Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey.

The court heard that the complainant, who is also Todd's babymother, got into an argument following his displeasure with their child walking around barefoot.

"I told her I'm very sorry and I'll never do it again," Todd said, in a sombre tone.

"And you mean that?" replied RM Pusey

The complainant revealed that she had no desire to continue with the case against her babyfather. The sitting magistrate however, was not so forgiving.

Todd was ordered remanded in custody, until August 22, for a mention hearing.

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