KINGSTON – A man was stunned in court Friday after his live-in lover, who he accused of running away with two barrels of clothing, confessed that she had been living with her boyfriend in another parish.
The woman, Elaine Forrester, was recently taken into custody and charged with simple larceny following allegations that she ran away after stealing two barrels of clothing valued at a little over $100,000 from the complainant’s home which they shared in Kingston.
But when Forrester appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court, she denied the charge, claiming that she had abandoned the home – which she owns – because the complainant was demanding too much sex from her.
She also told the court that the complainant had taken away personal documents belonging to her and her children.
Fraser was then contemplating offering Forrester bail, but was informed by the liaison officer that she had given another address in Trelawny, but had refused to give the exact location.
The magistrate then asked Forrester who she was living with in Trelawny, and she confessed that she was living with her boyfriend.
The complainant, on hearing that confession, laughed at first, but when asked by the prosecutor if had known about the relationship, sat down and started rocking from side to side, pain etched on his face.
In the end Forrester was remanded into custody and the matter rescheduled to be heard today.
The magistrate also instructed a police officer to get the exact address from the accused and have it confirmed.
The complainant was also told to hand over Forrester’s and the children’s documents to the police station where he had reported the matter. (Jamaica Observer)