Ms. Suzie Recounts Attack

Javon Liburd, Staff Reporter | 0 Opinions
Published: May 16, 2017 8:16 am AST
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During her testimony before the Magistrate’s Court, Avril Frett, better known as Ms. Suzie, of East End, burst out in laughter in response to questions from defense attorney Mr. Michael Maduro, where he claimed her feet were never broken.

Ms. Suzie took the stand to give evidence yesterday, May 15, where she recounted an incident between Raymond Wilkin and herself, where he allegedly attacked her with a piece of lumber and broke her two legs.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the offense of assault, occasioning bodily harm and assault, stemming from an incident that occurred on December 2nd, 2014.

According to Ms. Suzie, on the day in question, she had visited the accused at his Long Look residence upon his request. Ms. Suzie told the court that they have been in an off and on relationship for many years.

She recounted that while waiting on the bed of the accused, he approached her with a big piece of lumber and started beating her on her feet.

“I see he coming, I wondering where he going with that, then he started hitting me. He didn’t stop until my legs were broken.”

In clarifying the identity of the accused, she said, “My eyesight good. I saw him. It was him.”

She said, “Ain’t no good time in this [relationship]. I didn’t know he would’ve knock me up for no simple reason, but that’s the cost.”

Ms. Suzie told the court that he then fled the scene, all while she was screaming for help, adding that persons who were close by ran away.

“I hold on to things and made my way outside. I fell in the grass and somebody passing on the phone, I call out to them. They helped me and is so ambulance came for me,” she recalled.

The court heard that the incident occurred around midday that day.

She stated that she was hospitalized for four months at Peebles Hospital, nursing the injuries.

In cross-examination, Ms. Suzie refuted claims made by the defense, which suggested that she had relations with another person, which was against the wish of the accused. The attorney also suggested that she had these relations in or within close proximity of the accused home.

He further suggested that the event never occurred between Ms. Suzie and the accused.

The matter will continue later today, May 16.

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