Decision in Samuel Hinds Jr case deferred

Samuel Hinds Jr was a no-show at court on Friday when his assault matter was called.

Friday’s hearing was set for the court to hand down its decision. When the matter was called however, neither the defendant nor his accuser was present at court.

As a result, the case has been adjourned to October 13.

It is alleged that on February 27, Hinds Jr, 33, of Lot 83 Duke Street, Kingston, beat Tenza Lane with a cane and threatened her with a gun.

It is the police’s case that he called Lane a thief, threw her to the ground, stamped her in the face and dragged her by her hair around his house. It is also alleged that during the assault, Hinds also brandished his licensed firearm and beat the woman with a cane.

Lane was also charged with assaulting the man but she was cleared after a trial.

On May 27, Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond who is presiding over the case ruled that Police Prosecutor Jomo Nichols had established a prima facie case against Hinds, who is the son of Prime Minister Samuel Hinds.

The defendant was called to lead his defence on June 3.


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