Witnesses give conflicting testimony as PM’s son begins defence in assault case

Samuel Hinds Jr yesterday began leading his defence in the alleged of assault of his fiancée’s sister but his two witnesses gave conflicting testimony.

Hinds, who is the son of Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, denies the allegation that he, on February 27, beat Tenza Lane with a cane, at 83 Duke Street Kingston, causing her actual bodily harm.

Lane, 18, had been charged with two counts of threatening behaviour and one count of assault causing actual bodily harm, against Hinds and her sister, Sonia Herbert, but she was found not guilty after a trial. Hinds, meanwhile, was called upon to lead a defence after the magistrate found that a prima facie case had been made out against him. Herbert, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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