In the St. Andrew Parish Court on Thursday, a case was presented involving a woman who assaulted her church sister by striking her in the head with a brick. This incident stemmed from allegations of an affair between the victim and the accused woman’s husband.
The defendant admitted to assaulting her former best friend but apologised for the attack and explained that she acted out of anger.
“I am sorry for what I did, I was wrong. I did what I did because I was angry and I am still angry,” the defendant, an administrative assistant, said in court.
The woman, who has been married for 11 years, went on to say that she and the victim were once very close and even lived together with both of their husbands. However, the victim got close to the defendant’s husband, and her own spouse divorced her.
The accused told Senior Parish Judge Lori-Anne Cole-Montaque that she felt betrayed and angry, leading her to strike the woman, but she was very sorry for her actions. The accused was initially charged with assault, but the charge was dismissed after the victim expressed that she was not interested in continuing the legal proceedings.
The complainant said that, while she had made a mistake, she did not have a sexual relationship with the woman’s husband. She told the court that they were only “talking.”
As a result of her disinterest in continuing, the defendant was scolded by the judge and released with a warning.