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Man admits to wounding

COURT TODAY BLOCKOne of two men involved in a fight on Pinfold Street in the City on Sunday, has admitted to unlawfully and maliciously wounding the other.

Antonio Renaldo Todd, 28, of Ceres Land, Grazettes, St Michael and Kemal Antonio Roach, 22, of Suttle Street, the City, appeared to answer charges before Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court yesterday afternoon.

Roach pleaded guilty and was offered bail. However, as he did not have a surety present, he was remanded until August 5. A presentencing report was ordered on him.

After pleading not guilty, Todd, an economist, was sent to the Psychiatric Hospital for evaluation and a report, which is to accompany him when he returns to court on July 22.

According to the facts which Sergeant Martin Rock read, the two were arguing on Pinfold Street when Roach took up a piece of steel and swung it at Todd, catching him in the back of his head and wounding him. This occurred after a substance was reportedly thrown at Roach.

The two men then engaged in a fist fight which was parted by persons at the scene. Both later reported the matter to Central Police Station, before seeking medical attention. Roach and Todd were later charged with similar offences.

Questioned by Magistrate Frederick about what he was doing with his life, Roach told the court that he sells himself for a living and has entered an up-coming show. He also said he had been abused as a child.

His father, who was present, said he believed his son needed psychiatric help since his parents had been “trying with him” for some time, to no avail.

Magistrate Frederick also felt that maybe Roach had not gotten over the abuse and as such did in fact need to see a psychiatrist.

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