Family feud

One brother charged with assaulting another

A longstanding row between two brothers has landed one of them in trouble with the law.

Roger Julien Forde of Eversley Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael pleaded guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the No 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court to assaulting his brother Kevin Forde on July 14, 2017.

On the day in question, the accused returned home to find that a kitchen extension that he was building was knocked down.

In an immediate fit of rage, Roger picked up a piece of wood, striking  the complainant on his forearm and on the right side of his head. The accused man also told the court that he had complained to police on several occasions for his brother and had also verbally warned him more than once.

However, after hearing his side, the magistrate said she would need to speak to the complainant before handing down her decision.

Roger was therefore released on $3,000 bail with one surety and ordered to return to court on September 19, 2017.

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