Fighting women sent to mediation

April 09, 2021

Three women were ordered to attend mediation when they appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday.

The two accused - a mother and daughter - are charged with assault and unlawful wounding, respectively, for an incident which happened August 22, 2020, on Mission Road, St Andrew.

It is alleged that on the day of the incident, the complainant was walking when one of the accused pushed her. The complainant further alleged that stones were thrown at her by one of the accused as she exited a taxi several hours later. She said that she received injuries in her head.

The court was informed that the medical certificates were outstanding for the accused, who claim they received injuries to their eyes.

Parish Judge Jacqueline Wilcott ordered the trio to go to restorative justice, as an alternative means of settling dispute. They told the court that they knew each other, as they lived in the same community.

The judge said that if the matter is not resolved through mediation, the case will go to trial.

They are to return to court on May 26.

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