Woman beater granted bail
When Linden Junior Inniss’ girlfriend comes to court on March 4, Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale will determine the level of compensation she will get for her injuries.
Inniss, 33, of Grosvenor Road, Carrington Village, St Michael pleaded guilty to assaulting Shaniqua Lynch on February 20.
The court was told that the woman and Inniss had an argument, during which he cuffed her on the left side of her face.
She reported the matter the police. Inniss later went to the police station voluntarily.
“What happen that you beating up the woman?” asked the magistrate.
“That is my child mother, so . . . ,” Inniss responded.
“So that is why she should get beat up?” Seale asked.
Inniss then explained that there was an argument and the woman had “put the child in it”, by refusing to let him see the eight-month-old.
“But if you in jail you can’t see the child either,” Seale responded.
He told Inniss there was a course of action that he could take to ensure that he saw his child, but it was not beating the woman.
“I got a serious problem with domestic violence – unless you are defending yourself. And even then . . . most men can easily put the woman one side,” Seale added.
“And then you have a conditional discharge here for assaulting [another woman] Sharon Clarke. You [are] a woman beater?”
The acting magistrate then said he wanted to find out from complainant the extent of her injuries before making a determination about compensation and a possible fine.
Inniss was granted $500 bail until then.