Chair fight

MAN WOUNDS COUSIN FOR SITTING IN WRONG SEAT

St Michael resident Joel Abraham Haynes who maliciously wounded a relative for sitting in his chair will return to court on September 1 when the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court will hear the victim’s side of the story.

Haynes, 23, of 2nd Avenue Weekes Land, Goodland, arrived home at his grandmother’s residence on August 18 where he found his cousin Nicole Haynes sitting in his chair.

He began using foul language, asking his relative to get out of the chair, but before she could do so, he “upturned” the furniture with the sitting woman.

Prosecutor Sergeant Martin Rock told Magistrate Douglas Frederick that Joel, who had a piece of wood in his hands at the time, then approached Nicole and “boxed” her in the shoulder. They began fighting and during the altercation Nicole sustained an injury inflicted with a scissors.

“I did not stab her,” Joel, who was represented by attorney-at-law Mohia Ma’at, told the court.

In seeking a get a lenient sentence for his client, the lawyer sought to make it clear that there was no ongoing feud between the parties. He pointed out that Joel had pleaded guilty at the earliest time and had not wasted the court’s time.

“Tempers flared when he asked her to move from the chair and he is indeed very sorry [as] he made a wrong choice,” Ma’at said.

However, taking a look at Joel’s previous convictions, the magistrate stated that his antecedents showed he had an “anger problem”.

“He caused serious injury and we have to see the complainant to find out about her injuries,” Magistrate Frederick said.

He then adjourned the case and released Joel on $2,000 bail.

17 Responses to Chair fight

  1. kathy-Ann Clarke August 23, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Well, well, for sitting in a chair?
    Just so?

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  2. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 23, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Absolutely Ridiculous! Chairman out of order. He need an assessment in Jenkins.

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  3. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow August 23, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    It appears that the bar for proper conduct keeps being lowered

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    • Claire Battershield
      Claire Battershield August 23, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      Cause bad is applauded and right has become wrong.

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    • Michael Crichlow
      Michael Crichlow August 23, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      Rather a strange change of attitudes Claire Battershield ..the optics don’t wear well

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    • Claire Battershield
      Claire Battershield August 23, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      Yup but its happening daily. Just read some of the posts and replies or rebuttals

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    • Michael Crichlow
      Michael Crichlow August 23, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      I feel you on rebuttals lol i call a lady on a post about Domestic violence and her nonchalant response …well i was labeled ignorant….smile i rather not engage in some folley

      Reply
    • Claire Battershield
      Claire Battershield August 23, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      SMH

      Reply
  4. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin August 23, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    If Nicole Haynes knows that it was his chair… y did she sit on it?
    It wud have been clear she knew he was a madman …
    Nobody gets up n throw u out of a chair just like that
    Provocation I say

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  5. Adrian Allison
    Adrian Allison August 23, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    What is it about walking into court that makes these damn criminals think their are going to collect a prize by smiling to the crowds. It’s way past time that the Court signals the seriousness of being prosecuted to these little parasites.

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  6. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry August 23, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    He smiling

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  7. Claire Battershield
    Claire Battershield August 23, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Though one might want to see these wrong doers for which ever reason they need to do away with the cameras in the court yards.Keep photos for records only. It is not a popularity contest or a fashion parade. Bring back some semblance of seriousness to these matters. People need to think before they act

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    • Michael Crichlow
      Michael Crichlow August 23, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      Claire Battershield what is driving these out ofsorts behavior? Is it socially acceptable or ignorance has begat ignorance

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  8. Juliet Marshall
    Juliet Marshall August 23, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    He ain’t look too collective though, hence d smiling

    Reply

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