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Woman comes home to find abusive ex-boyfriend in her bedroom

Woman comes home to find  abusive  ex-boyfriend in her bedroom
Kimmarley Douglas

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A 46-year-old woman has testified that she came home in the early hours of the morning to find her abusive ex-boyfriend waiting in the darkness of her bedroom for her.

Monique Hutchins of Cane Garden appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court (KMC) yesterday, March 8, where she recounted the alleged incident of January 23.

Her former boyfriend, Kimmarley Douglas of Rockies recently served a prison sentence of 12 months for causing grievous bodily harm to her on December 8, 2019. He was said to have broken her arms.

Hutchins has also been badly beaten with a hammer on another occasion, receiving major damage to her mouth.

The 32-year-old Douglas is on remand at Her Majesty’s Prisons in connection with multiple offences including this recent offence. When he was charged last week, and the issue of bail arose, the prosecution had submitted that Hutchins was afraid for her life.

The Cane Garden woman told Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett that she slept out on the night of Friday, January 22 and returned to her home at around 3 am on Saturday, January 23. She said she opened the door, went inside and put on her phone light in order to see. It seems there was no electricity.

She said she heard ‘Babes’ and when she trained the phone light in that area, it revealed Douglas standing in front of her bed. After seeing him, she asked him what he was doing in her home, and to get out.

When asked she told Prosecutor Sergeant Renwick Cato that she felt frightened when she saw him. She then ran outside, by the steps, she said, and he kept watching her with wild eyes. After this, he apparently left.

When asked what he came for, she contemplated it was to “sex” her. The charge Douglas is currently facing is that he entered her house with intent to commit the offence of theft.

The defendant told her she was telling lies about him in terms of meeting him inside of her house. She said she wasn’t lying.

He said that he could provide witnesses to support that he had been in Rockies gambling on that night. However, Hutchins said he was lying, and had asked someone if she was there.

The trial has been adjourned to Friday for continuation of the prosecution’s case with more police evidence.