By FARRAH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN who admitted hitting another man on the head with a Kalik bottle during an argument last week was fined $1,500 in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Wilfred Farrington appeared before Senior Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis after he was accused of assaulting Bradley Russell with a dangerous instrument on August 22.
The prosecution said around 9 o’clock on the night in question, Mr Russell was at Hardrock Alley with his son waiting for a female friend. While waiting, he noticed Farrington who approached him and told him he owed him. The court heard that when Mr Russell denied owing the defendant, he threatened to kill him.
The court was also told when Mr Russell and his son began to walk away, Farrington approached him with a Kalik bottle and hit him in his head with it. The defendant also grabbed Mr Russell’s chain and punched him in the eye and about the body. Bystanders separated the fight and Farrington was arrested a short time later. In an interview with police, he told officers he and the complainant were attending a party and they got into an altercation because they were “clowning one another” and things got heated. The defendant claimed Mr Russell threw a bottle at his head first, so he grabbed a bottle and hit him back.
After pleading guilty, he was fined $1,500 or six months at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.