Kingshill man gets prison sentence for wounding

first_imgCourt gavel. Photo credit: kirtok.comChief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste has sentenced a Newtown man to serve a prison sentence of 8 months when he pleaded guilty to wounding Shayne Edwards on Monday.Fifty years old Roland Auguiste AKA “Knock Out” of Kingshill, according to the facts presented by Police Prosecutor Claude Weekes, went to Vernon’s Bar in Montego where he met the Defendant. He paid for a drink for the Defendant as he did not have the money at the time and they proceeded outside the bar. Auguiste asked Edwards when he would refund him but an argument ensued and then a fight. Edwards left the Defendant and went to Clem Harve’s Shop where he remained for about 5 minutes, when he was exiting the Defendant “struck him on his head with a cutlass”. He was taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital and treated by Dr. Garvin Seaman. Constable Thomas who was assigned to investigate the matter, met the Defendant and cautioned him to which he replied; “He that come and make the report? After I pay for drinks for him my right passing for my wrong. Thomas you charging me for that?”Auguiste told Magistrate Baptiste that he did not agree to part of the facts read by Inspector Weekes as it indicates that he struck Edwards with a cutlass but that was incorrect. He explained that while they were wrestling he “pong his head on the wall; I didn’t use a cutlass as they say”.He further explained; “11 months now I’m trying to behave myself and stay out of trouble, beat they were beating him in the bar why I paid the drink for him. Inspector Weekes know that I’m trying to behave myself, he is always speaking to me”.Inspector Weekes confirmed to the Court that he has in fact spoken to the Defendant but he says; “nothing stays in his head; some of them it’s only Jesus that can help them. I have evangelized to him; I speak to him to change his life but still no change”.In sentencing the Defendant Magistrate Baptiste told him; “You are a 50 year old man; you should be a mentor to young people. That is why young people are behaving the way that they are and there are many just like you. God help the young men of Newtown they are behaving just like you”.She also reviewed the Defendant’s list of prior convictions and noted, “You want to create a book or a manual with all these charges you have?”Magistrate Baptiste read a few of the sentences which the Defendant received in 2011 for various offenses including wounding, battery and intimidation among others and told him; “You are not doing a very good job of behaving yourself. You are 50 years old and behaving like a juvenile; your behavior is that of a 17/18 year old who has not quite understood what is the difference between good behavior and bad behavior”.She sentenced him to serve 8 months imprisonment highlighting that the maximum penalty is 5 years imprisonment.The Defendant who was obviously surprised at the sentence walked slowly out of the Witness Box and had to be instructed by a Police Officer to walk faster.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Kingshill man gets prison sentence for wounding by: – February 8, 2012 15 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Women’s soccer: Badgers surprise in NCAA, fall short in second round to Gators

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin Badgers women’s soccer team hoped to continue their impressive run in Gainesville, Florida as they took on the University of Florida Gators in the second round of the NCAA tournament, but they came up short in double overtime.The loss came a week after the Badgers advanced past the first round with a win over Marquette University. Their reward, facing the number one-seeded Gators. In a back and forth battle, the Badgers’ (9-5-8) season came to an end in a 3-2 double overtime loss.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin takes on No. 1 seed Florida in second round of NCAA TournamentSports can be cruel, and sometimes to a certain extent it almost appears as if the game taunts the players Read…The game would go into halftime scoreless as the Badgers managed to keep the high scoring Gators in check. Wisconsin’s goalkeeper, Caitlyn Clem, recorded eight saves — a career high for Clem. The match proved to be a defensive battle throughout, but by the time the second half started, it seemed like a different game.Florida would break the scoreless tie 53rd minute on a penalty kick goal by Meggie Dougherty Howard. Thirteen minutes later, the Badgers would earn a penalty kick of their own. Senior midfielder, Micaela Powers, confused Gator goalkeeper, Kaylan Marckese, who dove for the left goal post while Powers sent it for the right side, delivering the equalizer at one. The goal was Powers’ fifth of the season.For a brief moment in the second half, the Badgers had the advantage and the top-seeded Gators on the ropes. In the 77th minute, Wisconsin took a 2-1 lead on a goal from freshman forward sensation, Dani Rhodes. The goal served as Rhodes’ fourth of the year, delivered in from junior forward, Sydney McGinnis.Florida outshot Wisconsin 18-13 in the game, besting the Badgers in shots on goal 11-5 and winning the corner kick battle, 7-1. Despite all this, the Badgers were less than 14 minutes away from completing a remarkable upset and moving on to the third round.The excitement of an advantage would almost immediately be shattered as the Gators scored just over a minute later. On a corner kick, Florida managed to tie the game on an own goal by Wisconsin in the 78th minute. The game would go into overtime knotted up at two apiece.Both teams would go scoreless in the first overtime and forced the game into to a double overtime period, the last stage before penalty kicks. The game was decided in the 107th minute when Brooke Sharp of Florida beat Clem from five yards out to send the Gators to the Sweet Sixteen.With the loss, six seniors will say goodbye to the Cardinal and White, including star player Rose Lavelle, Powers, Meghan Ledin, Holly Heckendorf, Morgan Taylor and Kylie Schwarz. This season saw a number of successes. The appearance in the second round marked Wisconsin’s 10th time to accomplish such a feat. Head coach, Paula Wilkins, also completed a milestone of her own getting her 100th win with Wisconsin.Women’s soccer: Late-season collapse costs Badgers NCAA BidWith five teams receiving bids, the Big Ten conference will be well represented in the upcoming NCAA tournament for women’s Read…In what some would call a rebuilding year, the Badgers showed some positive signs that could convince the biggest skeptics that the Badgers have a bright future on the horizon. Wilkins and Wisconsin now approach spring play with a lot to hang their hat on after a remarkable postseason run this fall.last_img read more