Son gets terrible beating
A father who beat his young son with a belt on March 14 this year appeared in a Bridgetown magistrates’ court today charged with unlawfully and maliciously inflicting bodily harm.
The District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court was not told of the extent of the boy’s injury, but the accused dad, 40-year-old Robert Dwayne Lorenzo Riley of Lot #11 Belle Plantation, pleaded not guilty.
Riley, a courier, informed the court however, that the boy was now living with his mother.
Before releasing him on $3,000 bail, Magistrate Douglas Frederick ordered the accused not to try disciplining the boy again “in that particular way, if that is what you did”.
In response, the accused assured the court there was no way he would ever discipline his son again.
The case was adjourned until August 16.