Friday 23 August, 2019

Grandpa 'goes berserk with a machete in a bar'!

When 65-year-old Desmond Gordon was being led into the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in handcuffs on Friday, he appeared to be a meek figure.

But when the allegations against him were read out by Senior Clerk of Court, Hansurd Lawson, the mouths of persons in court were left agape.

Gordon is accused of chopping a bartender some seven times on both of her arms and in her back.

The woman showed the court a number of her scars as tears flowed down her cheeks.

She said a dispute developed between them, and Gordon went berserk and showed no mercy as he chopped at her face and head.

The woman said it was her efforts to fend off his attempts to chop her in her head that led to her arms being injured.

But Gordon's attorney, Davian Vassell, countered the complainant's claim. Vassell told Parish Judge Vaughn Smith that his client only chopped the complainant once on the hand. He even read a doctor's report that stated that the complainant was treated for a wound on the hand.

However, Lawson read a police report that confirmed the complainant's claim. He told the court that the policeman who first arrived on the scene reported that the complainant had what appeared to be wounds to her right and left arms and her back. The cop also reported that the woman was bleeding from the forehead and the mouth.

The court was also told that when two witnesses attempted to restrain Gordon in the bar, he said his intention was to kill the woman.

But Vassell was still hopeful that Gordon would be granted bail, and begged Judge Smith to allow the accused man to stay with his son in Linstead, St Catherine until the case goes to trial.

The attorney told the court that his client had been in jail since November of last year, when the incident took place.

But the judge would have none of it.

"I am concerned about the amount of time he has been in custody, but I am also concerned about the complainant. She still appears to be afraid of him, and he might go back," the judge said.

Gordon was remanded in custody until his case of felonious wounding is mentioned again on May 27.

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