A St Philip woman who claimed to have been beaten by three others has told a judge and jury she does not know the reason behind the attack.
Channa Weekes, made the comment today when she took to the witness stand of the No. 2 Supreme Court before Justice Randall Worrell.
Weekes was giving evidence in the trial of sisters Tamisha and Nikita Gooding and their mother Octavia Nurse all of Nursery No. 2, Four Roads, St Philip.
The three women are charged that on June 20, 2013 they unlawfully caused serious bodily harm to Weekes with intent to maim, disfigure or disable her or to do some serious bodily harm to her. They are also accused of unlawfully and maliciously inflicting serious bodily harm on Weekes that day. They have denied the charges.
Weekes said she was standing with a male that night near De Juice Spot in her community when Tamisha came quarrelling with both her and the man. She explained that she “flung” off her hand and told the woman to get out her face but she never hit her.
The witness said sometime later she went to a car and subsequently saw Octavia and Nikita.
“Nikita came up and give me the first stab. Nikita struck me here,” she said as she pointed to the left side of her forehead.
“Octavia started hitting me and I was trying to get her off of me . . . Nikita was hitting me with an object,” Weekes said. The object she described as being shaped like an ice cream cone. Tamisha, she said, was hitting her as well and at one point said she was going to get a rock. She admitted that she did try to get the woman off of her.
“I never had anything with them before that date,” she added about the women who she said she has known for some ten years before the incident.
Under cross examination by the women’s attorney Kendrid Sargeant, Weekes was adamant that she did not hit Tamisha or provoke her in any way before they came to the area and began to beat on her.
Several police officers also gave evidence in the matter being prosecuted by Senior Crown Counsel Oliver Davis and Crown Counsel Romario Straker. The trial will continue on Monday.