Man accused of wounding mother and daughter remains on remand
A man who injured a mother and daughter at the Valery high-rise complex in May, has to wait a little longer to find out whether he will continue on remand or be allowed to perform community service.
Shakir Akil Elias Greaves, of Block 9E Division Drive, Eden Lodge, St Michael pleaded guilty earlier to three of the four charges which were brought against him in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
Those were that the 24-year-old painter intentionally destroyed Jalisa Springer’s cellular phone case and assaulted her on May 5 and then unlawfully and maliciously wounded her mother Cherral Springer in May.
Greaves however was not required to plead to doing serious bodily harm to Jalisa Springer with intent to maim, disfigure and disable her on May 11.
Greaves pleaded guilty on an earlier occasion to three of the four charges and a pre-sentencing report was ordered on him. That was handed to the court today, along with a recommendation of 240 hours of community service by a probation officer.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick further placed Greaves on a six-month bond to keep the peace and if breached, he will serve three months in prison.
The facts, which were revealed previously, were that Greaves and Jalisa Springer were in a four-year relationship, which came to an end. Greaves had apparently been accusing the woman of being involved with someone named Angus.
On the day of the incident, Greaves went to Springer’s home and once inside, began questioning her again about the man. He then grabbed her cellular phone and searched through it. When that was unsuccessful, he tried to force Springer to unlock the phone but she refused.
Greaves later threw the phone and the case outside, hit the woman about the head and injured the mother’s jaw when she intervened.
The woman had also been hospitalized and was in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
Today the prosecutor was uncertain as to Jalisa’s health status and the matter was adjourned until July 17.
If that date comes and the complainant’s condition is still serious, Greaves will very likely continue on remand.