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Pastor, family put on EC$5,000 bail

Pastor, family put on EC$5,000 bail

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Holding onto the shoulders of an elderly woman while making his way from the Serious Offences Court on Friday, with his wife and daughter in tow, Pastor Nigel Morgan addressed media professionals in his usual verbose manner.

“I hope you all get enough money, yo hear. I hope you all give ah offering to all the churches, {{more}}10 per cent, give 10 per cent to the churches,” Morgan urged reporters on Friday, after he, his wife Althea and daughter Crystal were each granted EC$5,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias.

The Morgans, the Hopewell family, who on Saturday, April 9, this year were seen fighting with Cuthbert ‘Mafia’ Victory in a recording, were granted bail with one surety when they appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm on Victory.

The family gained some notoriety after a 54-second-video showing their assault on the 37-year-old mason was recorded sometime after 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, in Hopewell.

The video shows Victory struggling to free himself from the grasp of a man and a woman, while standing in a huge gutter. At one point, a young lady stands over the trio and pours a liquid from a silver kettle on Victory.

The trio is expected to stand trial at the Mesopotamia Magistrate’s Court on April 29, 2016. After making no objection to their bail, senior prosecutor Adolphus Delpesche asked that they have no contact with the virtual complainant.

They are being represented by counsel Kay-Bacchus Browne.

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