Roberts and Holder to undergo mental checks

A 50-year-old fruit vendor has been ordered to undergo an assessment at the Psychiatric Hospital over the next two weeks.

Junior Abraham Stephen Roberts, of Stuarts Land, Fairfield, Black Rock, St Michael, is accused of wounding Phillip Stuart on July 1 with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him or to do some serious bodily harm to him.

He was not required to plead to the indictable charge after it was read out by Acting Magistrate Sandra Rawlins in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court today.

And while there was no objection to his bail, family members, who were present in court, requested that he be kept at the Black Rock institution for observation as he has “a mental issue”.

Roberts returns to court on September 27.

In the meantime, Mellissa Jacintha Holder, of no fixed place of abode, was also sent off to Black Rock for assessment after pleading not guilty to stealing $100 cash belonging to Sherwin Redman yesterday and having possession of an apparatus for the misuse of cocaine.

Mellissa Jacintha Holder

She also reappears in court on September 27.

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