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Maintenance man allegedly threatened to kill mother of his child

- Placed on $45k bail for use of threatening language, alleged assault, breach of protection order
Clifton Frett was granted $45k bail when he appeared before the Magistrate's Court yesterdaY, October 10, 2012. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Forty-nine year old Clifton Frett, a Maintenance Officer, pleaded not guilty to the charges of unlawful assault, use of threatening language and breach of a protection order when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, October 10, 2012.

The court heard that on June 30, 2012 at Wickham’s Cay, Frett allegedly unlawfully assaulted the Virtual Complainant (VC) with whom he shares a 7 year old child. Additionally, he is accused of used threatening language against the VC when he allegedly threatened to kill her.

Frett was further accused of breaching a protection order (restraining order) issued against him by Senior Magistrate Valerie Stephens on June 10, 2011.

The court heard that Frett, who was in a relationship with the VC that ended sometime in September 2009, reportedly met the VC at the cruise ship dock behind the Administration Complex at Wickham’s Cay where she had taken their daughter to relax.

The defendant, the prosecution stated, arrived in a separate vehicle and went to the area where the VC and their daughter were. He then exited the vehicle and went up to the VC and allegedly said “I gon kill ya...mother… look how long I calling the phone to get to my daughter and I can’t get her.”

The VC reportedly paid no attention to the defendant and he then said, “I hear you talking to all kind of men. I need the bank card I give to you so that you can use for our daughter.”

The VC then responded “If you want the bank card you can have it.” She then took it out and gave to the defendant who refused to take it from her. The defendant then allegedly pushed his hand through the driver’s side window and struck the defendant on the left side of her face.

After he left the VC made a report to the Road Town Police Station. He was subsequently arrested and charged for the offences.

The defendant was placed on $45,000 bail with one signed surety and asked not to make any contact with the VC. He will next appear before the court on November 14, 2012.

7 Responses to “Maintenance man allegedly threatened to kill mother of his child ”

  • bat man (11/10/2012, 10:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Deeds jealous men always beating women!
  • Sick of This (11/10/2012, 12:10) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just another example of why people should take their time, fall in love, get married and THEN have babies. One too many baby mommies trying to make ends meet and one too many baby daddies acting like morons around their children and thinking the woman should be a virgin after bearing his child. How nice for a child to see his mother beaten or threatened by his/her father! Great role model dad. As for the woman, you never married her. You sowed your seed where you shouldn''t have and, yes, you have a child together, but you and the mother are no longer. She has every right to date other men, as you do other women. And even if she does date other men, you still have to pay child support, because why? Because you are the father and always will be!!!!! Oh, and by the way, your child would have prefered to have been born in a functional family unit instead of having a mom, part-time dad and an ATM card to provide for her. So next time wrap it up and don't have any children until you know you seriously want to spend your life with the woman. That goes for the women too. Birth control and some sense is all you need people!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • weed (11/10/2012, 13:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lock him up and toss away the keys yall
  • KUNTRY (11/10/2012, 13:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cruzer AGAIN! Son in the jail for the same damn thing#smh. Seems to be a "family sickness" tho. Why yall like hitting women? How would you feel if a man had to treat your daughter like that Cruzer? Do you expect your daughter to RESPECT you after wittnessing you doing something like that to her mother continously? Social Development needs to intervene as i sure that child has to be traumatized by now. She may need counceling to let her know that THIS (your behaviour) is NOT the way a MAN is suppose to treat a woman. Some of you men are too controlling. DONE IS DONE daddii. Look now, you probably will end up in the Jail and guess what, SHE IS STILL GOING TO BE OUT HERE, TALKING TO OTHER MEN, TAKING CARE OF YOUR CHILD AND LIVING LIFE HAPPY.
  • long john sliver (11/10/2012, 17:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    these small cases take so long
  • vinofan (12/10/2012, 13:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The thing that puzzle me is that he is out on bail for what reason i don't know, as it states in the article that he had already violated the restraining order placed on him, now you really think having him on bail was the best thing. Hmm, he should be in jail until the hearing of his case, now he has another opportunity to fulfill his threat against her.


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