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Man to pay $1, 800 to stepfather

COURT TODAY BLOCKAntonio Alphonzo Matthews has to pay his stepfather $1 800 for damaging his vehicle last month.

The 34-year-old welder of Headley’s Land, Bank Hall, St Michael, was back before Magistrate Douglas Frederick for sentencing yesterday.

He had pleaded guilty earlier to assaulting his stepfather John Wilfred, occasioning him actual bodily harm, and also to damaging his truck on June 28 this year.

The two had argued and fought and the matter was reported to police.

However, after they returned home, Matthews beat his stepfather while he was sitting under a shed.

The estimate for repairs totalled $1 800 but in an effort to help Matthews avoid jail, Wilfred said last time that he would accept $800
and wait for the remainder.

In court yesterday, Matthews said he only had $400, which he paid.
By the time he returns on August 7, he must have another $400. He was also ordered not to venture within 100 yards of Wilfred’s home nor to approach him.

One Response to Man to pay $1, 800 to stepfather

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce July 28, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    That would teach Matthews to think before he raise he hand to hit anyone in future. He is now $1800 worst off. He lucky his step dad has shown forgiveness by accepting part payment so he does not end up in Dodds City.


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