Fan feud be­tween mother and son

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - The Courts -

The heat was too much to bear in a Goodland, St Michael home ear­lier this week.

Thris­ton Len­nox Mario Wil­liams, 29, of 1st Av­enue, ad­mit­ted dam­ag­ing a fan be­long­ing to his mother San­dra Wil­liams with­out law­ful ex­cuse on Oc­to­ber 21.

Sta­tion Sergeant Car­ri­son Henry told the District “A” Mag­is­trates’ Court that Thris­ton took the fan into his bed­room and shortly af­ter his mother en­tered the room, turned it off and left. He turned it back on and she re­peated her ac­tions. It was then he said he would “solve the prob­lem once and for all” and slammed the fan in the ground.

Thris­ton said what the pros­e­cu­tor out­lined was only part of the story.

“My bed­room only has one win­dow, so I took up the fan to use it, and my mother turned it off even though I ex­plained to her I was hot . . . . She pulled it, I pulled it and then I said I would . . . . solve it,” he told Mag­is­trate Dou­glas Fred­er­ick.

The mag­is­trate told the un­em­ployed man he had no leg to stand on as he could not be act­ing like that in his mother’s place. How­ever, Thris­ton said his mother “acts out” when­ever he was not in a po­si­tion to help her fi­nan­cially.

When the mag­is­trate told him the only so­lu­tion was to move out in or­der to main­tain a cordial re­la­tion­ship with his mother, he said he was sched­uled to be­gin a new job next Mon­day and would be stay­ing at a friend’s house un­til then. Wil­liams was re­leased on $500 bail, and told he must com­pen­sate his mother when he re­turns on De­cem­ber 3.

Thris­ton Wil­liams

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