Bridgetown Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today reserved judgment in a case against a St Michael man who is facing assault charges, although police admitted he was reacting to his former lover throwing acid at his house.
With the woman claiming it was water she threw at the home of Chris Chairmont of Storey Gap, Howell’s Cross Road, St Michael, Cuffy-Sargeant first asked why the woman had not been charged, before she adjourned the matter, saying she needed to figure out the facts about the liquid.
According to police, Chairmont assaulted the mother of his child, Keniesha King, occasioning her actual bodily harm, after she allegedly threw acid at his house during a confrontation.
The prosecutor told the court the two had been in a three-year relationship, which had been plagued with its fair share of heated disputes, fights, and injuries to both parties.
The relationship ended a week ago, but King is alleged to have walked around with a bottle of acid for her protection.
The court heard that on August 4 the woman went to Chairmont’ s house to ask for a playpen that she had purchased, and she threw acid at the house when Chairmont told her it was too early to visit his home.
Police said Chairmont reacted by chasing King and throwing a piece of wood at her, which struck her on the right eye and rendered her unconscious.
Both parties were taken to the police station and Charimont was charged with assault.
The magistrate questioned why King was not charged as well and was told by the prosecutor that investigations were continuing.
However, when King took the witness stand she said she had a bottle, which contained water, but never threw it.
With the conflicting reports the magistrate adjourned the matter until Friday, saying she needed to know what substance was in the bottle.
She released Chairmont on $500 bail.