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A man accused of damaging his sister's property, also injuring her in the process, had his bail extended when he appeared before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.
Charged with malicious destruction of property and unlawful wounding is Peter Stewart.
Allegations are that on the day of the incident, the accused man and the complainant, who is his sister, had a disagreement regarding a goat which Stewart had repeatedly tied in a section of the tenement yard in which she resides.
The complainant reportedly asked Stewart on numerous occasions to desist from tying the goat in the yard, but he would not comply. Things rapidly became physical when Stewart used a stone to hit her on her left hand which caused it to bleed. It is said that Stewart also damaged furniture and curtains belonging to his sister.
In court, Senior Resident Magistrate (RM) Judith Pusey probed the matter.
"Why you hit her?" she asked.
"I have my goat that I raise, she come outside on me and a say bout how she nuh want nuh goat around here," Stewart replied.
Stewart further explained that he was offended by the manner in which his sister approached him, stating: "You can a talk to mi, a big 50-year-old man like that?"
The accused man had his bail extended by RM Pusey for a further appearance. A fingerprint order was also made against him.