Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Court to hear Mavado's appeal tomorrow in October 16, 2013

ENTERTAINER Mavado's appeal against his assault-related conviction and $100,000 fine is scheduled to be heard tomorrow.

The matter was slated to be heard in the Court of Appeal today but was re-scheduled as the court reshuffled its list.

The artiste, whose given name is David Brooks, was in May 2012 convicted in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and malicious destruction of property, stemming from an incident on the Belmont main road in St James in July 2011.
He was fined $80,000 or six months on the assault charge and another $20,000 or six months for malicious destruction of property. Both sentences were to run concurrently.
Brooks' attorney, Martyn Thomas, said then that there would be an appeal of the verdict as they did not think the resident magistrate took everything into consideration.
The attorney said the police made no attempts to find the other persons involved in the incident, despite their names and addresses being made available, among other things.
Evidence was led that on July 22, 2011, at about 7:00 pm, the complainant and his son were in a Toyota Camry along the Belmont main road when they came up on a long line of traffic and pulled off the road.
It was heard that a man known as 'Fat Eye Dwayne' came to the driver's door, opened it and slammed it then re-opened it and allegedly began assaulting the driver.
The court then heard that 'Fat Eye Dwayne' slapped the man in his face and kicked him in the groin.
According to the evidence, Brooks then drove up in a black Range Rover and told the complainant to move out of the way as he was not going to drive his vehicle over stones in the road, but the complainant refused.
The court heard then that the artiste used the wheel of his vehicle to squeeze the man between his car door and the car, causing swelling to his foot and a cut to his shoulder.

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Court-to-hear-Mavado-s-appeal-tomorrow_15258405#ixzz2hG91cDuC

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