Sun | Dec 4, 2016

Man pleads guilty to hitting daughter

Published:Saturday | October 25, 2014 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:

A St. James man, who admitted to beating his 15-year-old daughter with a stick because she disobeyed him, had his bail extended to November 28 when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Thirty-five-year-old waiter, Craig Madourie, of a Montego Bay address, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm, in which the court was told that he hit his daughter all over her body, resulting in her being hospitalised with bruises.

"Why did you do that, sir, to the point that she had to go to hospital?" Resident Magistrate (RM) Carolyn Tie asked Madourie.

"She was going and sleeping out, and I talked to her," said Madourie.

"So hitting her to the point where she had to go to hospitalised was the solution?" asked RM Tie.

"I didn't know; it was just some bruises on her arms," Madourie answered, pointing to his own arms for emphasis.

"I am looking at the medical report, and it says it was all over her back, her arms, her legs, all over her body. So do you think that was the right thing to do?" RM Tie asked sternly.

"No," Madourie admitted.

RM Tie subsequently ordered a social enquiry report to be prepared to assist in determining Madourie's sentence.

"You will have to return here on November 28. Your bail is extended until then," RM Tie told Madourie.

- C.T.