Man accused of assaulting fiancé

-complainant drops charge to work on relationship

Michael Chester, accused of slapping his fiancé about the face and dragging her into their yard, had the matter against him dismissed after the woman told Magistrate Fabayo Azore that she no longer wished to pursue it.

Chester, represented by attorney Lawrence Harris, was arraigned in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday on allegations that he assaulted Onika Humphrey so as to cause her actual bodily harm.

However, Humphrey said she wanted to have the charge dropped as they are working on the relationship because they will soon be married.

According to Prosecutor Ramsahoye Rambajue, the altercation was fuelled by a quarrel over car keys in the couple’s North Ruimveldt home.

Rambajue said the matter was reported and Chester was arrested and charged.

A medical evaluation was conducted on the complainant at the hospital but the details of her injuries were not related to the court.

After Humphrey communicated her intention to the court, Magistrate Azore tried to ascertain whether she was sure about her decision by reminding her of the allegations against her fiancé.

Humphrey, however, maintained her decision and the matter was dismissed for no offer of evidence.

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