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Accused ordered to stay away


HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Accused ordered to stay away

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The law is skewed towards women, Brian McDonald Worrell declared yesterday.

“Right now the law is for the women and the first thing the women is do is call the police and the police is come. But when it is a man . . . ,” he said in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.

But the accused was stopped in his comments by Magistrate Douglas Frederick who noted the law was for everyone.

“I can’t let you get away with that,” the magistrate said.

Worrell, 38, of Military Road, Bush Hall, St Michael, was charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding Tonya George on April 1, and unlawfully entering George’s premises after having been forbidden from doing so on the same date.

It was after prosecutor Sergeant Rudy Pilgrim had objected to Worrell’s release, saying the accused appeared last month on charges relating to the same complainant, that Magistrate Frederick noted: “The last time Tonya George came and pulled her matters away.”

The prosecutor said Worrell was already on bail from the same court, as well as from the Holetown Magistrates’ Court. Pilgrim said the prosecution feared if he was released, “conditions or not”, he would interfere with the complainant.

However, the accused said George and he had agreed, upon their break-up, that he would have visitation rights for their child.

“What the prosecution is implying is that I came and see a man there, but that is no problem. What the prosecution is also trying to imply that I am a bother to my child,” he said.

“Me and Miss George go to counselling together at PAREDOS. But when I get tedious, when I get angry, she would get flustered and call the police.”

Worrell said he had no matters at the Holetown Magistrates’ Court.

When the complainant later appeared, she told the court she was going through with the matters.

“I don’t want anything to do with Worrell,” she declared.

Magistrate Frederick released the accused on $3 000 bail with a surety and ordered him to stay away from the complainant.

He adjourned the matters until May 16. (HLE)

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