An unemployed man was granted his freedom Friday after the robbery charge against him was dropped.
Marvin Marcus Victor, 29, of Airy Hill St George, walked out of the No.1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court without the charge of robbing Andre Leacock of a cellular phone worth $1,900, a gold chain worth $6,000 and $1,500 in cash on January 7 this year, hanging over his head.
Leacock appeared in court Friday and told Magistrate Douglas Frederick he was no longer interested in pursuing the matter.
The case was dismissed, but Victor could not leave until Leacock had paid $250 in costs to the court. The money was paid.
In another case, Teilen Omar Brathwaite of Fairfield Cross Road, Tudor Bridge, St Michael was ordered to pay $750 in costs after he was found guilty of assaulting Roger Daniel on April 28, 2015, occasioning him actual bodily harm.
The sentence was handed down by Magistrate Frederick after Brathwaite’s 80-year-old grandmother took the witness stand and informed the court about what happened that day.
She told the magistrate they were playing a game of dominoes when Daniel arrived and said that women should not be playing.
Brathwaite’s grandmother informed him that it was a sport and anyone could play.
It was at that point that Daniel made a derogatory comment to the grandmother, which Brathwaite heard.
The elderly woman said that did not sit well with Brathwaite who slapped the man for disrespecting her.
Magistrate Frederick said while he understood why Brathwaite took the action, he could not hit people for speaking.
He then imposed the fine on Brathwaite which must be paid in one week. If he pays, no conviction will be recorded against. However, if he does not, he will spend some time in jail.