Get out, magistrate tells man who beat girlfriend

A 37-year-old mason who admitted to assaulting his girlfriend has been ordered by a Bridgetown magistrate to vacate their shared accommodation.

Jonathan Alexander Worrell of Ocean View, Bush Hall, St Michael, told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court that he assaulted Shakita Walton occasioning her actual bodily harm on March 27.

Station Sergeant Janice Ifill revealed that the two had been involved in an intimate relationship for the past four years.

However, Monday Walton informed Worrell that she wanted to end the relationship, which apparently did not sit well with him.

The two quarreled and an angry Worrell took up a scissors and said to Walton: “You next to me talking about another man. I taking my money and giving you, supporting you. I going to barely but kill you.”

The Crown’s representative said Walton attempted to call her father after Worrell slapped her on the left side of her face.

But he took the phone away from her and punched and kicked her about her body. Station Sergeant Ifill said Walton was able to reach for a knife which was in the kitchen, and she stabbed Worrell in his left shoulder and escaped.

Walton reported the matter to the police who investigated and later arrested and charged Worrell.

Walton, who was also in court Monday, told the magistrate she wanted Worrell to stay away from her.

The magistrate then asked Worrell whether he had anything to say.

”I do not have anything to say, Ma’am,” he said at first, but then added: “I just want to know how I will get to see my daughter.”

The magistrate informed the two that arrangements would need to be made for a neutral third party to act as a go-between.

Worrell was then ordered to compensate his former girlfriend $300 in one week’s time or spend six weeks in jail.

He was also placed on a bond to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for the next six months. If he breaches the order, he will have to pay the court $750 forthwith or spend three months in jail.

The magistrate also ordered Worrell to give his keys to Walton and seek alternative accommodations immediately.

30 Responses to Get out, magistrate tells man who beat girlfriend

  1. Lennox hewittw March 29, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Yes .

  2. Greengiant March 29, 2017 at 1:33 am

    No charge for the stab. So she was right to take the law into her own hands then I guess.

    • Leroy March 29, 2017 at 2:35 am

      Self defense

    • Alana B March 29, 2017 at 7:10 am

      Unfortunately, another family in in chaos. This domestic dispute seems to suggest that the woman wants out but while she is at it started seeing another man and talking about the man in the shared accommodation. Provocation to say the least. She is alleged to be taking the man’s money which is also interesting. Sad too.

      Yes Mr. Worrell, vacate the premises, compensate her the $300.00. Pay the court the $750 promptly. Begin putting child support you can afford in the interim forthwith because I sense this is far from over. Approach the court and seek out access to your child and ensure you continue bonding. Keep all receipts pertinent to the child, visit the child’s school regularly and be a good father.

      Move on from the relationship you had with this woman. If you do not, as the Bajan saying goes, “it gine be cat P&*s and Pepper” if you don’t.

      Take charge of your emotions Sir. If the woman wants another man let it be. Do not fight over anyone who clearly does not want to be with you. You can start over. Please do not return to that relationship for the sake of the child. Please be a good dad. Do not be another statistic. You spent four years together? There is a lifetime ahead of you. There are other women who are fine to have one man in their life. Spend your time becoming a better man after this situation.


    • Alana B March 29, 2017 at 7:14 am

      Mr. Worrell should get a criminal lawyer and get the extracts from the court where it may have been stated “a kitchen knife was used” where he was allegedly stabbed”. He should also get a medical and approach the criminal court to have this matter ventilated as well.

      The court would decide if it was with or without malice and let the chips fall where they may.

      More men need to take matters to court. Some of us women can be just as violent.

  3. Nicole Clarke
    Nicole Clarke March 29, 2017 at 2:16 am

    This person is a retard right? That’s not a serious question is it?

  4. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn March 29, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Now in this case the man is wrong to tell his girlfriend that he is going to kill her. Now do you think it is right for a woman to be taking a man money and seeing another man. No. No time in this case that the magistrate warned her that she is wrong to take the man money and seeing another man. The next man she have and taking their money she might not be lucky. I can see that she is heading straight to the under taker. With that type of whoring mentality. She might not so lucky A lot of women like that. If you don’t want a man let him know that the relationship is not working out .on you want to move on. I know that it have some ignorant men who don’t want to move on just like that.Some of them will tell you if I can’t get you no man can’t get you. Those are some very dangerous men. This is what happened to this young lady in Guyana . She boyfriend told her if I can’t get you no other man can’t get you. They have 2 kids. She wanted to move on.

    • Cheryl Bovell
      Cheryl Bovell March 29, 2017 at 5:30 am

      I saw this it broke my heart to see such Evil people can do in the name of LOVE

    • Angus Benn
      Angus Benn March 29, 2017 at 5:38 am

      Some men just don’t have no heart. The part that I don’t understand that some of these men cannot love their kids. That lady from Guyana her life is destroyed. Also the kids running from her now. He will go to jail and come back out and she damage for life.

    • Richelle Bourne
      Richelle Bourne March 29, 2017 at 6:32 am

      Angus Benn its not right for a woman to take a man money she wants nothing to do with however let’s not forget there is a child involve and most freaks think if they give you a little hundred dollar when the week come it can support you and the child to. How many men when in a relationship and a child is involve gives the woman child support and money for herself separate?

    • Alana B March 29, 2017 at 7:32 am

      @Angus Benn. Yes, many women are like this and that is not good enough. It is disgusting to say the least. “taking a man money and seeing another man”. God do not like ugly. I hope she does not have a son because sometimes life goes in full circle. We do not like to call it as we see it. “whoring mentality”. Some women want their cake and want to eat it too. We women complain about men being unfaithful, yet, some of us do much worse. It’s just that some women are good at being deceitful. No different from Bible days. Remember Delilah? Men need to leave trouble promptly when they see it. Run like Joseph. He had to run away from Potiphar’s wife when she tried to seduce him daily and he refused her. She then lied to her husband accusing Joseph of attempted rape. Joseph ended in up prison and not a dead man because the Bible said the Lord was with Joseph. Mr. Worrell lucky he is not at the place of a love triangle where he could have ended up dead.

  5. Dennis Taitt
    Dennis Taitt March 29, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Hmm . No justice.

    • Richelle Bourne
      Richelle Bourne March 29, 2017 at 6:33 am

      I agree no justice was serve cause he should have gone up Dodds to think about his actions and also compensate her.

  6. Matthew March 29, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Some Barbadians show that they lack intelligence. How can he be in the right. Regardless of what she does with his money or another man, he had no right to assault her. He was dead wrong. He should have just stopped giving her money and controlled his emotions. He now has to deal with the consequences. Lesson of the day – Stop putting your hands on women

  7. Sue Donym March 29, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Some twisted thinking in this forum!
    For those whining about taking the man’s money and seeing/talking about another man, do you suppose she lost interest in and pulled a knife on a choir boy who was doing everything else right? Might that money have helped to clothe and feed him; maybe pay some utilities… anything that benefited the child that he’s very concerned about “seeing”?
    Even if this was the first time St Jonathan had slapped, punched, kicked, threatened with scissors and promised to kill (yes, let it all sink in) the mother of his child it was once too often!

    Some people commenting make it seem that because the man was contributing money, he had the sole right to speak and act in the house. Do we know what the woman was contributing or why that should determine who has the right to assault someone?

    Sounds like the magistrate made a good call to protect the vulnerable.

    • Alana B March 29, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Justified “whoring mentality” I guess. If a woman has lost interest in any man she should not take his money as well. Women need to stop the double standard and live decent lives and set a proper example for their offspring.

      Two wrongs do not make anything right. Anyone would get angry if the situation happened to them. It does not give anyone the right to assault another.

      Hope another other magistrate would also pronounce on the alleged assault and send a clear message that women nor men should engage in domestic violence.

      The most vulnerable is the child in this situation.

      • Sue Donym March 29, 2017 at 9:29 am

        @Alana B you seem to have missed the point completely. The idea that his own actions might have cost him a loss of affection does not make her a whore – or change the fact that she would still need money to support her child and household!

        This is not even a debate about falling out of love or when or why – the case is about the man taking a decision to beat a woman, stopping her from calling for help and attempting to drive fear (and scissors) into her. Let’s hear again about what clear messages are important here.

        It might sound like you’re taking the high road singling out the child as being vulnerable, but this woman suffered physically and no doubt emotionally as many abuse victims do, as they grapple with the loss of a relationship and questions about their judgement and trying to cooperate with a person who has threatened their life – all the while trying to maintain a calm and rational presence as the custodial parent. Not easy!

        Perhaps read the article again and recall where he allegedly first took a weapon. Her “wrong” as you put it, is otherwise known as self defence!

        • Alana B March 29, 2017 at 10:10 am

          Self defense? Allegedly so. Provocation is also defense he has at his side. Child support, yes. Money to support household, no. At the first sign she lost affection for him he ought to have left. But no, women should not be with two men at the same time. Ludicrous!! Women need to stop they whoring ways cease justifying their bad behaviour if and when because they are cheated on.

          Yes she is a victim at his act of violence. He too is a victim, he got stabbed. She was threatened and slapped about. Both wrong, but messing with two men and taking money is a complete no no.

          I do agree either party who feel violated in anyway should walk away. I hope he keeps walking get help and ask the court for both to share in the support of the minor child that is most vulnerable.

          He can also attempt to secure custody of his child if he has a son or ensure he get joint custody before the courts.

          Men in Barbados get a raw deal too many times. They too are victims at the hand of some unfair women and systems that fail them

          Thank God this man did not fail. He went to the CCJ for his justice.

          • Sue Donym March 29, 2017 at 12:10 pm

            @Alana B, ‘reasoning’ like yours is scary.
            Do you understand that a household has continuous expenses: physical upkeep, electricity, water, gas etc. which also benefit the child? What thinking makes you presume that his actions are justified, but her responses are mere allegations?

            What about the published details gives you any insight into who was unfaithful and with how many “men”? How is it that men are ‘cheaters’ but women are “whores”?

            How do you fail to see the element of self defence, although admitting that the man took up a scissors while threatening violence and did follow with several acts of violence? Why should she not have believed that it would have worsened. He is a victim of his own poor decisions!

            If he thinks he is deserving of custody, why should he only seek it if he has a son? Protecting women’s or children’s right does not equate to denying men’s rights. Perhaps your desire to seem fair to men has your thinking a bit off.

  8. Realist March 29, 2017 at 8:53 am

    The money is child support, plain and simple. He still has to give it now that they are separated. Can Barbadian men support women on the minimum wage they get?

    • Alana B March 29, 2017 at 9:03 am

      Put that money for child support through the court system or through a bank account where records can be produced later. Men continue to fail to produce evidence of child support and end in a mess of trouble.

      Show proof of earnings. Also ask the court for expenses for the child to be divided equally. Ent we women demand equality of treatment. Let equality reign from the pocket books too.

      BTW try and get a DNA test to ascertain the child is yours.

      • Coralita March 29, 2017 at 12:55 pm

        Alana B, you have some serious issues. Go and get some help please!!!!

        • Alana ; March 30, 2017 at 6:23 am

          I do not need help. I am faithful to one Bajan man. Unortunately, some women do not have the self respect needed. Society need self respecting women who knows how to be faithful in a relationship or leave. Too Bajan women will do anything ‘to live well’. That is not good enough. Calling it as I see. You could like it or lump it Coralita!

        • Alana B March 30, 2017 at 6:24 am

          I do not need help. I am faithful to one Bajan man. Unortunately, some women do not have the self respect needed. Society need self respecting women who knows how to be faithful in a relationship or leave. Too Bajan women will do anything ‘to live well’. That is not good enough. Calling it as I see. You could like it or lump it Coralita!

  9. hazeain king March 29, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Sounds like some very angry men in this forum.
    How based on a short court report one determines that a woman has a whoring mentality? Hmmmm
    No mention of the physical violence meted out to this woman. Tell me again what justifies that. I far as I know absolutely nothing. Until men start telling other men to walk away and stop condoning acts of violence against women, the sad scourge of domestic violence will never end. What about the child in this situation? What message is daddy dearest sending by beating and threatening to kill her mother? Was mummy supposed to lay helplessly on the ground and wait to become another statistic? If a woman or man wants to end a relationship it is their right to do so. They don’t need permission.

  10. curtis miller March 29, 2017 at 11:07 am

    De women will say self-defense but its not d first time she stab him she stab him in his belly already,he had she when she had a man wat he expect

    • Alana B March 30, 2017 at 6:34 am

      Oh ok. So it is ok to have two men at a time and then take the law into your own hands? She need to be taken to the court. They both have issues. Poor child in the middle. Where is the Child Care Board?

  11. Devonish Thorpe March 29, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    An to think that I loved her!

  12. sunshinecanada March 29, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Sue Donym, You said it very well, thankyou, thankyou, she did what she had to do,to save herself,she have to be careful, stay away from the house,

  13. Michelle March 30, 2017 at 5:36 am

    All who know him can speak this is not the first relationship that mr.Worrall was in and ended up he beaten the women.he need anger management seriously or else the next woman he find he may not live to get bail .how de hell he in de woman house coming home drunk and wanna beat the woman in front the child this not the first time .the last time he try it the judge take the living arrangement and split it where he at one end and she in the other room honestly u don’t see the sense in it but it he gone and do the shyt again.he need help bad for his drinking and anger


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