Father admits to Independence Day attack

A St Michael father was today granted $3,000 bail and ordered to return to court later this month, when the man he admitted to wounding will have his say.

Troy David Dacosta, 27, of Rollins Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael, appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Rasheed Corbin on November 30. He pleaded guilty.

The facts read by prosecutor revealed that Dacosta has two children with the complainant’s girlfriend.

On the mentioned day, Corbin was out playing backgammon when Dacosta approached him and accused him of “unfairing” his nine-year-old son.

Dacosta armed himself with a sword, attacked Corbin and a fight ensued. The sword reportedly dropped and the complainant pushed Dacosta off him but Dacosta attacked Corbin again, biting him on his left cheek. Corbin sought private medical attention for his injury and Dacosta turned himself in to police on December 5.

Addressing the court, Dacosta told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that the incident arose over his son. He charged that Corbin shook his son to the point that the child did not want to go home.

“I asked about the situation and all I get is a brush off from everybody,” Dacosta said.

The magistrate informed Dacosta that he handled the situation badly and released him on bail until
December 9, when the complainant is expected to appear.

In the meantime, he has been warned to stay away from Corbin.

2 Responses to Father admits to Independence Day attack

  1. Ashlee Bedford
    Ashlee Bedford December 7, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Clearly Crystal

  2. Ashanda Coward
    Ashanda Coward December 7, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Hmmmm see this, I dont know the situation but to much of these step parents and parents allowing these outsiders to abuse they kids. But you cant take matters into your own hands, but still the law isnt doing much for these kids when incidents like these occur. Very glad no one was badly hurt, but dad they is a better way, it may be easy for me to say but I know when a child is involved peoples head tend to get hot. But keep a level head bro.


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