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Wife choker fined $4,000

Vincentian Keith Quammie, who was accused of choking his wife and threatening to chop off the head of a man, was fined a total of $4,000 as penalty for four offenses when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on November 21, 2013. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Vincentian Keith Quammie, who was accused of choking his wife and threatening to chop off the head of a man, was fined a total of $4,000 as penalty for four offenses when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on November 21, 2013.

Quammie, 43, was found guilty of two counts of common assault against Julie Quammie and Peter Grey, one count of damaging property and one count of affray (being involved in a fight). The incidents allegedly occurred in September 2011.

He was fined $1,000 or in default two months in prison for each charge. “$4,000 forthwith,” ordered the Magistrate.

While he eventually walked out the court unshackled, he was locked in the prisoner’s cell at the Magistrate’s Court for a few hours until his fine was paid.

In justifying her fine, the Magistrate told the court she took into consideration the offence took place in public and outside of a police station, that the defendant had followed the virtual complainant to the police station and continued his acts and that police had to intervene to subdue him. “Violence has no place in society,” she told Quammie.

According to court records, Quammie, a resident of Paraquita Bay, was involved in a fight with his wife (Julie Quammie) after going to their child’s school to take the child home.

The court heard that a tug of war ensued between the defendant and his wife over the child’s bag and this evolved into assault. Grey intervened and was also assaulted. The two then left to make a report at the East End Police station but were then followed by the defendant who confronted Grey in the police compound and challenged him to a fight and also threatened to chop off Grey’s head.

Grey reportedly picked up a weapon to defend himself and Quammie was dealt several blows. It was during this time that Grey's sunglasses were reportedly damaged.

15 Responses to “Wife choker fined $4,000”

  • east (22/11/2013, 08:36) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    the man needs help
  • xxxxxxxx (22/11/2013, 10:11) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Vincy gone mad
  • born here (22/11/2013, 12:28) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    Deport him forthwith.
    • My My (22/11/2013, 13:47) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      that's all ayu can say.ayu mine low every thing deport
      • enough (23/11/2013, 12:50) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        Yes deport him when a person is in another man's country and don't act right he needs to be deported. So they must deport him 'when he kill's her' then what will you say.
  • born here (22/11/2013, 12:29) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    Deport him forthwith.
  • sad (22/11/2013, 15:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I knew this guy before he did this rasta thing, well not personally but just from interacting with him and his wife, its sad, just didn't seem like the type to be this aggressive and violent. Just a sad story. I guess I cant say I knew him after all.....
    • Hmmmm (26/11/2013, 19:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

      everybody has a breaking point...and if you knew h* would know that he put up with *** for a very long time!

  • tola chick (22/11/2013, 18:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    ayo need to take these crazy people out the bvi
  • ann (23/11/2013, 01:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
  • immgration (23/11/2013, 02:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It’s amazing how these vincy, don’t like to take responsibility for their own stigma they’ve created about themselves.
  • vincy (23/11/2013, 09:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Everything bad ayo say vincy only them things happen to
  • who feel it knows it (23/11/2013, 17:37) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply

    Every one against the ras, but that's a good man. His w*** is a and put the man through hell but s*e have to live and suffer before s*e die.

  • Uhoh (25/11/2013, 22:16) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Man, choking the wife. Looks like he'll be choking the chicken for quite some time.

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