A 23-year-old St Michael man was today remanded to HMP Dodds after pleading guilty to a wounding charge.
Michael Eugene Kareem Spooner of Quarry Road, Eden Lodge appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Eman Khan.
According to the facts, the incident occurred on February 13 at Chefette, Black Rock, St Michael.
The prosecutor revealed that Khan joined his girlfriend and one-year-old daughter at the fast food restaurant after praying at a St Michael Mosque.
While the virtual complainant was having a conversation with the girlfriend on the outside, Spooner approached and started cuffing Khan in the face with his right fist.
After falling to the ground unconscious, Khan was taken to the FMH clinic where he was treated for several injuries to the face, including a puncture wound to the left cheek and swelling.
Khan was then referred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was told that his left jaw was fractured.
Asked by Magistrate Douglas Frederick whether he wanted to say anything, Spooner said: “I am very sorry about that. Sir, he [Khan] got my number telling me that he going to kill me Sir.”
Frederick asked why and questioned whether the two men had the same girlfriend. Spooner’s reply was yes. He further explained that “the mother [girlfriend] did not know who the child belonged to . . . but, to me, the child looks like me.”
Frederick explained that a simple DNA test would solve the problem, adding, “this here is a serious thing.
“I gave you compensation the last time and you hardly out of that one and you in another again. I want to see the Indian man,” the magistrate said.
Spooner was then remanded until July 25.