Lesbian relationship turns sour
Kerreon Ishane Kelly, a Jamaican national, was remanded to HMP Dodds again today, after presiding judge, Justice Jacqueline Cornelius, ordered a presentencing report of her case.
Kelly, 25, of Barkers Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael, will return to court on July 14. She is charged with the January 8, 2015 offence of causing serious bodily harm to Tishana Alphonso of the same address.
Kelly pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding and not guilty to causing serious bodily harm with intent to maim, disfigure or disable Alphonso.
The court heard that the two had known each other for three years and were in an intimate “lesbian” relationship for nine months when the incident occurred.
Reading the facts, the prosecutor disclosed that Kelly was preparing a meal of eggs and bacon for herself and the victim in the early hours of the day when the incident occurred. An argument broke out between the two, with Kelly accusing Alphonso of cheating while in the presence of another female known as Nikita.
It was while arguing, Kelly’s statement to police said, that Alphonso approached her with a knife and she responded by dishing “a pot of hot oil” on Alphonso.
It was also revealed that the accused later took to social media showing a pic saying, “this is my cheating a.. girlfriend and this is what you get for cheating”.
According to a doctor’s report, the victim received burns to 30/40 per cent of her body, including her chest, neck, back, hands and feet.
“I did not throw anything on her intentionally,” Kelly told the officer who took her statement on January 2015 after being the subject of a wanted bulletin.
She also said in the sworn statement that “Tishana said that I didn’t have to throw oil on her because she wouldn’t have stabbed me”, while also admitting that she didn’t know the extent of the victim’s injuries until the following day and subsequently posted an apology on Instagram.
While the facts were being read, Kelly sat with her right hand under her chin and at other times when the extent of Alphonso’s injuries were being explained, she covered her face with her hand.
She is not previously known to the court.