An 18-year-old man, who admitted to assaulting a woman, says he was provoked.
Adiko Rashad Stephone Reid, of 2J Nursery Close, Eden Lodge St Michael, committed the act against Naomi McDowall on April 14, occasioning her actual bodily harm.
Sergeant Cameron Gibbons told the court Reid wrapped his hand around McDowall’s neck and choked her when she intervened in an argument between him and his mother.
“She was wrong . . . I get provoked,” Reid told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.
A pre sentencing report has been ordered in preparation for sentencing, as Reid is not known to the court.
The accused, who was granted $3,000 bail and warned to stay away from McDowall, returns to court on June 29.