The unemployed woman, 30, who resides at Parish Land, Christ Church admitted assaulting Shanelle Lorde and occasioning her actual bodily harm on April 19 this year.
She explained that she was at Reggae on the Beach when Lorde jumped on her back the first time and she ignored it, since they were all partying. Lorde did so a second time and she warned her; she also told Lorde that she believed she was doing it on purpose.
The complainant then came beside her, stepped on her foot and then asked her, ‘what the **** you gine do ‘bout it’.
That was when “I chuck she in she chest and kick she in she face,” Bourne explained.
However, Magistrate Douglas Frederick felt that the convicted woman showed no remorse, “sounded proud” of her bad behaviour and was “acting like a hero” when she had in fact done something bad.
“Your behaviour is very bad,” he said, “and the only thing saving you is the fact that you are not known”.
“So your mother was at the fete, you said?”
“Yes”, Bourne replied.
When the mother came to the witness stand, Magistrate Frederick asked her: “So you like fetes?”
“And you go to the same fetes that your daughter goes to?”
“Yes please,” the mother replied.
“She needs guidance but I don’t know if you can give it to her. You should be going to more mature things like Q in the Community or something. Let her go to the reggae and the dubs.”
A presentencing report was ordered on Bourne, who returns to court on Friday. She remains on $3 000 bail until then.