TRINIDAD – Accused woman beater out on bail
PORT OF SPAIN – Ricardo Jerome, the 36-year-old man accused of assaulting a 26-year-old woman seen in a viral video, has been released from the Arouca Golden Grove Remand Yard after he was able to access bail.
Jerome, of First Avenue, Oropune Gardens, Piarco, accused of assaulting a woman by kicking her repeatedly and striking her with a metal object, was charged with three criminal offences.
He surrendered to police on November 6 after a video began circulating on Facebook showing the assault of the woman, identified in court as his common-law wife, at Nella’s Sports Bar, Arima Old Road. The alleged incident took place on November 5.
Jerome is charged with disorderly conduct, assault by beating and possession of a weapon. He pleaded not guilty to the offences as well as being in possession of a weapon, which police said was used in the alleged attack.
His lawyer, Fareed Ali, said his client was “overjoyed” to be out of the Remand Yard after almost two weeks in police custody.