Man charged with as­sault­ing el­derly woman, caus­ing her a dis­lo­cated shoul­der

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

A 51-year-old man from Ham­run was re­manded in cus­tody af­ter he pleaded not guilty to in­jur­ing an el­derly woman dur­ing an ar­gu­ment.

The court heard that the 83-yearold lives with the ac­cused in Ham­run, Louis Bon­nici, although the two are not re­lated. The al­leged in­ci­dent took place yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

Mr Bon­nici was ac­cused of caus­ing se­ri­ous in­jury to the woman, the crime be­ing ag­gra­vated due to her age. He was also charged with caus­ing an el­derly per­son to suf­fer un­der cir­cum­stances likely to pro­duce bod­ily harm.

In­spec­tor Robert Vella, pros­e­cut­ing, said the ac­cused and the woman ar­gued fre­quently. In the lat­est in­ci­dent he al­legedly pushed her to the ground and the woman ended up with a dis­lo­cated shoul­der.

Lawyer Leon­tine Calleja, ap­pear­ing for the ac­cused, en­tered a not guilty plea and asked for the ac­cused to be tem­po­rar­ily re­leased from ar­rest. The court, presided over by Mag­is­trate Dona­talla Frendo Dimech, re­jected the re­quest and Mr Bon­nici was re­manded in cus­tody.

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