JAMAICA: Father accused of beating 32-year-old daughter

A 32-year-old woman was in tears when she appeared in court with her 56-year-old father who reportedly used a shovel to beat her all over her body.

The accused, Lascelles Morgan, of a Kingston address, was brought before the court last Friday on a charge of assault occasioning bodily harm.

The complainant and her father were reportedly involved in an argument on December 13, last year, when he used the tool to assault her.

The complainant reported the matter and Morgan was arrested and charged.

Judge Pettigrew-Collins, after hearing the allegations, suggested that they both go to counseling and they agreed.

As a result, the matter was set for mention on March 14 and Morgan’s bail was extended. (Jamaica Observer)

4 Responses to JAMAICA: Father accused of beating 32-year-old daughter

  1. Peter January 15, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Violence is an ugly and uncalled for way to resolve an argument between any two parties much a father and a grown child. I have learnt that the best way to win an argument is to stay out of one and that good words turneth away wrath. In this unfortunate case, only love and understanding will solve and hopefully prevent it from reoccurring. Counseling hopefully will guide them on the right track.

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  2. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley January 15, 2017 at 10:23 am

    He should get the same treatment as he dealt her only for a lot lot longer

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  3. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne January 15, 2017 at 11:31 am

    They don’t play over on island of Jamaica eh?

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  4. Alex Alleyne January 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    I bring you in , i’ll take you out…… In the heat of the moment all hell broke loose.
    “In the words of Burning Spear, “throw down yours arms and come”.
    Let’s reason together in love and unity. Man, This world is a hostile place.

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