Hungry grandmother wants counselling

Court Roundup


Sunday, January 13, 2019

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A grandmother who admitted to dousing her granddaughter with water, when she refused to share her food with her, and damaging her door, wants counselling.

Maureen Livermore, after expressing that she was upset because her granddaughter, whom she raised and love, would deny her food, told the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court that the complainant, who was absent, did not want to press charges.

However, acting Senior Parish Judge Chester Crooks explained to Livermore on Friday that her granddaughter had already charged her.

The grandmother, who was charged with malicious destruction of property and common assault, said she did not want to hit her granddaughter so she soaked her with water to shut her up.

“She was eating some food and I asked her for some and she said it was not enough. The day before was my birthday and me feed them all the time. She get up and a cuss and slam the door. Me hold the door — a little flimsy door — and the handle come off. She a cuss bout how she independent. Me take up the bath pan a water weh me other grandson throw fabric softener in and throw it pon her through the window,” she told the court.

Crooks asked the woman if she would be able to pay the fine today.

“Weh me fi get it from? If nothing a she goodly have to come bail me,” she blurted out.

She was subsequently admonished and discharged.

Prior to entering the courtroom, the grandmother asked Crooks to provide counselling for her family.

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