From the Courts
April 23, 2010
Richland Park man hammers Jacobs

Shorn Robinson’s drunken stupor could have had him facing a more serious charge when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Donald Browne at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Monday.{{more}}

Robinson, a labourer of Richland Park, pleaded guilty to smashing a hammer into a man’s forehead.

Luckily for Robinson, his victim, Verol Jacobs, escaped with only a laceration.

In handing down sentence, Magistrtate Browne placed Robinson on a six month bond in the sum of $2,000. Failure to keep the bond, Robinson will have to pay $2,000 forthwith and spend six months in jail.

The facts read in court stated that Jacobs was standing at a bus stop in Kingstown when a drunken Robinson approached him and started and argument. Robinson then slapped Jacobs and he responded by slapping Robinson back.

Robinson then armed himself with a Claw Hammer and struck Jacobs on the forehead.

Jacobs was taken to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital and subsequently released.

“This is the hammer you used. You could have killed the man. If you can’t hold your drink, then don’t drink,” asserted Browne.(KW)