$2,500 for slapping woman

COURT TODAY BLOCKFor slapping a woman in her face on July 15, Marcus Delisle Gill has to fork out $2 500.

The compensation was ordered by Chief Magistrate Pamela Beckles at the Oistins Magistrates’ Court where Gill appeared last Friday.

He pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm to Desiree Lashley but denied using the threatening words, “I gine kill you” towards her on that same date.

Gill resides at Forde Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael.

Station Sergeant Rudolph Burnett told the court that Gill and Lashley, who were previously involved in a relationship, were driving their respective cars last Wednesday in the area of St George.

When Gill saw Lashley, he stopped his vehicle, got out and went over to hers, demanding repayment of $2 800. When she refused, the two argued and it ended with Gill slapping the woman.

The complainant tearfully told the court that she never asked for the funds, but Gill offered the cash to her.

During his mitigation, attorney-at-law Oliver Thomas said his client loaned rather than gave Lashley the money.

He said that Gill only slapped the complainant in retaliation, after she spat on him during the argument they were having over the same money.

Thomas also said the incident was “an isolated” one and his client did not have a propensity for violence.

Gill was placed on a 12-month bond to keep the peace and ordered to pay the $2,500 in compensation within three months.

2 Responses to $2,500 for slapping woman

  1. Lise Hansen
    Lise Hansen July 22, 2015 at 12:42 am


  2. Lisa July 22, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Good Job Judge! but why you didn’t slap him for $5000. Men should put their hands in their pocket.


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