A man who injured a mother and daughter at the Valery high-rise complex in May has been sentenced to three months in jail.
Shakir Akil Elias Greaves of Block 9E Division Drive, Eden Lodge, St Michael returned before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today for sentencing by Magistrate Douglas Frederick.
The 24-year-old painter faced charges of intentionally destroying Jalisa Springer’s cellular phone case and assaulting her on May 5 and then unlawfully and maliciously wounding the woman’s mother, Cherral Springer on May 11.
Greaves was not required to plead to his final charge of causing serious bodily harm to Jalisa Springer with intent to maim, disfigure and disable her on May 12.
He had pleaded guilty on an earlier occasion to three of the four charges and a pre-sentencing report was ordered on him.
Today, Magistrate Frederick said he took the report into consideration, along with the fact that Greaves had already spent some time in prison on remand.
The Magistrate said he believed the offences “merit a custodial sentence” and therefore added three more months to the 92 days which Greaves had already spent at HMP Dodds.
He further reminded Greaves that he still has the last charge remaining, which is indictable and will have to be tried by a judge and jury in the high court.