Cou­ple pla­ced on bond for as­saul­ting each other

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

A mat­ter of as­sault which saw a cou­ple be­fo­re the court on Wed­nes­day got eve­ry­o­ne paying keen at­ten­ti­on and at ti­mes gig­gling. It star­ted when Po­li­ce Pro­se­cu­tor Sean Black­man and At­tor­ney Dar­ren Wa­de en­ga­ged in batt­le with words as se­ve­r­al ob­jec­ti­ons we­re rai­sed du­ring the hea­ring on an as­sault mat­ter bet­ween Emel­v­na West­mo­re­land, 24, and Al­vin Cum­mings, 29. The court heard that on No­vem­ber 17 at Lot 182 Midd­le Road, La Pe­ni­ten­ce, West­mo­re­land and Cum­mings as­saul­ted each other so as to cau­se ac­tu­al­ly bo­di­ly harm. West­mo­re­land, a beau­ti­ci­an, and Cum­mings, an elec­tri­ci­an, plea­ded guil­ty to the char­ge af­ter it was read to them by Ma­gi­stra­te Bren­don Glas­ford at a sit­ting of the Night Court in the Ge­or­ge­to­wn Ma­gi­stra­tes’ Courts. At­tor­ney Wa­de, who was la­te for the pro­ceeding, en­te­red an ap­pe­a­ran­ce on be­half of West­mo­re­land. Du­ring his ad­dress to the court, Wa­de re­quested that the mat­ter be held in-ca­me­ra. Ho­we­ver, Pro­se­cu­tor Black­man op­po­sed the re­quest. He said that the la­wy­er did not out­line any rea­sons or show cau­se why the ca­se should be heard pri­va­te­ly. But Wa­de did not gi­ve up the fight. A few mi­nu­tes la­ter he as­ked that the mat­ter be held in­ca­me­ra. This ti­me Ma­gi­stra­te Glas­ford de­cli­ned the re­quest. Wa­de then in­for­med the court that the par­ties no lon­ger wis­hed to of­fer evi­den­ce against each other and as­ked that the mat­ter be dis­mis­sed. The la­wy­er ex­plai­ned that the cou­ple sha­re a three-year-old son and are li­ving to­gether. He told the court that they are see­king coun­sel­ling to bet­ter their re­la­ti­ons­hip. Pro­se­cu­tor Black­man as­ked the Ma­gi­stra­te to send a warning to per­sons who in­sist on was­ting ju­di­ci­al ti­me by re­fu­sing to pro­ceed with mat­ters when they are brought be­fo­re the courts. He stres­sed that the­re is no to­le­ran­ce for do­mestic vi­o­len­ce in so­ci­e­ty; whi­le no­ting that the wo­man and man in­flic­ted wounds on each other. Ne­vert­he­less, Ma­gi­stra­te Glas­ford or­de­red them to keep the pea­ce for six months. He war­ned that any vi­o­la­ti­on of the bond will re­sult in them being sent to jail for four months.

(Kai­e­teur News)

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