A 31-year-old porter was yesterday sentenced to six months in prison for causing grievous bodily harm to a man.
The charge alleged that Wesson Hinds on June 20th at D’Andrade Street, Newtown, unlawfully and maliciously wounded Stanford Williams to cause him actual bodily harm.
Hinds admitted to the charge.
Hinds was also charged with using threatening language to Williams on the same date. He pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Facts in relation to the charges stated that on the day in question at about 06:15hrs, the accused was beating his relative with a piece of bamboo when the complainant spoke to him about his actions and then commenced filming the beating of the child. As a result, the accused turned on the complainant, who then ran and locked himself into a room. The accused then knocked the door down, dealt Williams a cuff to his face before stating that he would “chop him up”.
Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman granted Hinds $30,000 bail on the threatening language charge and sentenced him to six months in prison for the unlawful wounding charge.