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Woman pleads guilty to stoning brother-in-law

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 11:00 PM


A St James woman who pleaded guilty to hitting her brother-in-law in the head with a stone has been remanded in custody until May 28, when she will be brought back to the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court for sentencing.

Karen Wallace pleaded guilty with explanation to unlawful wounding when she appeared before presiding magistrate Natalie Hart-Hines on Monday.

The court was told that on August 31, 2014, Wallace used a stone to hit the male complainant in his head, causing a wound.

"He first hit me," Wallace told the magistrate, in explaining why she injured the complainant.

"Where did he hit you first?" asked Hart-Hines.

"On my head with a stone," Wallace replied.

However, the court was told that at the time of Wallace's arrest, the investigating officer had not seen any such injury on her person.

"I am going to ask for a social enquiry report ... and her criminal records are requested,"

said Hart-Hines, as she set the case for sentencing on May 28. Wallace was remanded in custody.

- C.T.