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Man fresh off a 12-month prison sentence, facing charges again

Man fresh off a 12-month prison sentence, facing charges again
KIMMARLEY DOUGLAS

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A MAN who recently completed a prison sentence for causing grievous bodily harm to a woman, is alleged to have targeted this woman again after his release from prison.

Kimarley Douglas served a 12-month prison sentence for the grievous bodily harm of Monique Hutchins of Cane Garden in an offence which occurred on December 8, 2019.

Hutchins, 45 years at the time, also received widespread media attention in January 2020 because she was identified as the woman in a series of graphic pictures circulating which showed a woman who had been on the receiving end of unmitigated brutality. This woman was covered in blood, with massive swelling to her face, and missing teeth.

The grievous bodily harm of December 8, 2019 was heard before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court.

Yesterday, Douglas returned to the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, where he maintained his innocence on two recent charges.

These are that he, on February 14, 2021 in Rockies, without lawful excuse, damaged one polo shirt valued $35, and one Samsung Galaxy J7 valued $300, the property of Stephen Browne of Rockies.

He is also charged that he, on January 22, 2021 in Cane Garden, did enter the dwelling house of Monique Hutchins with the intent to commit the offence of theft.

Prosecutor Corporal Corlene Samuel objected to the defendant’s bail, citing that he had recently completed a sentence in a case with the same virtual complainant.

While it is said that there is also a matter in which Hutchins is the complainant in the Serious Offences Court, Douglas has denied this.

The prosecution posited that Hutchins is fearful for her life, and Samuel said that they would be prepared to complete the matter as soon as possible.

Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett did not grant bail to the defendant, and a trial is scheduled to be heard in that matter this Friday.

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