Dorival “Bohyo” Scotland of Bena Ravine, Canefield has been sentenced to one year imprisonment for wounding Claudia Degallerie of that community with a stone after she asked him for three dollars which he owed her.
Scotland, who appeared before Magistrate Candia George yesterday, pleaded guilty to the offense on Thursday.
The incident occurred on July 29, 2010 in Canefield and as a result, Degallerie spent two days on the Dawbiney Ward at the Princess Margaret Hospital for the wound to her head.
According to the facts of the case presented by the police prosecutor, when confronted on the matter on August 17 Scotland told police, “She hold me in my shirt and she tell me she want her money. She tell her daughter go for a cutlass for her. When I hear the gate open, I say her daughter coming so I hit her with the stone.”
Scotland has previous offenses, according to the prosecutor.
In response to the facts of the case and after viewing the said rock which was tendered as evidence, Magistrate George expressed her disapproval of Scotland’s behaviour.
She asked him, “You didn’t see the size of the stone you hit the lady with? You wanted to kill her?”
“No. I just pick up a stone…” he replied.
“That kind of stone is a death shot you wanted to send … She stayed in the hospital for two days. That suggests that something could have gone wrong. It’s very serious to me. I do not take this lightly at all,” the magistrate said before passing sentence.