Nurse remains on bail
The case against former auxiliary nurse Arielle Odinga King was adjourned when it came up for hearing in the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court Monday.
King, 37, has been charged with assaulting 84-year-old Jasmine Hall, an elderly resident at a nursing home. The accused has denied committing the offence, which allegedly occurred on April 28 this year.
King, who resides at Lynches Tenantry, St Philip, will return to court on October 24. She remains on $3,000 bail until then, when the matter comes up before Acting Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch.
On the last occasion, Birch expressed his dissatisfaction with the fact that several matters relating to the case had been placed in the press and persons had been giving extensive interviews. He therefore informed those present that the matter was now before the court and banned all related parties from speaking to the media until its conclusion.
The video of a woman hitting the elderly Hall in the head and kicking her went viral on social media earlier this year. Hall was at the time sitting on a floor and during that time she was seen being hit with a shoe and later a book, as she begged the person to stop hitting her.
Accused King, who is not known to the court, is being represented by attorney-at-law Kristen Turton.