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.

5 Responses to Nurse remains on bail

  1. Paul Gill
    Paul Gill July 12, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Don’t see any reason to remand her, people on much more serious charges get bail all the time.

  2. BoboTheClown July 12, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Hopefully the accused didn’t mistreat that elderly person. People who can’t and don’t know how to treat the elderly should never ever take jobs that require patience and love ,because treating and caring for them require patience , love , and most of all wisdom, because it is not an easy undertaking .

  3. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid July 12, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    She going to court for the next couple of years

  4. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce July 12, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Keep her in JAIL!

  5. Mhizz Joan Moore
    Mhizz Joan Moore July 12, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    could put a wrench between them teeth 😛 😛


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