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Wife wants assault charge dropped against husband!

Chester will make another court appearance on July 18, 2012. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The wife of a Free Bottom resident, who allegedly assaulted her during a dispute over a laptop last year, wants the case dismissed because of the effect it has on their children.

Colin Chester appeared in the Magistrate’s Court on June 20, 2012 before Magistrate Tamia Richards so she can ascertain if he completed the Partnership for Peace programme.

It was then his wife stood up and informed the court of her intention to drop the case since her husband “has learned his lesson”.

However, Magistrate Richards stated that it could not happen because he had pleaded guilty to the offense – assault occasioning bodily harm.

To this end, he has to report to court on July 18 to know his fate and the Crown has until July 6 to submit sentencing guidelines.

According to court records, on November 26, 2011, Chester allegedly grabbed his wife by the neck, dragging her from their bathroom into the bedroom. She sustained a bruise on her face and experienced pain in her neck.

During his first court appearance on November 28, 2011, the 43 year-old man stated that he and his wife had begun arguing the night before, when she wouldn’t let him use a laptop and her e-mail account to inform his sons, who live overseas, that he had hired a tutor for them.

6 Responses to “Wife wants assault charge dropped against husband!”

  • killer (22/06/2012, 16:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    deeds women need help they always getting abused then dropping charges...suckteeth
  • a read for all women (22/06/2012, 16:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Physical violence includes assault of any kind, ranging from pinching or pushing to choking, shooting, stabbing, and murder. Verbal, emotional, mental, or psychological abuse is described as using words to criticize, demean, or otherwise decrease the confidence of the victim. Sexual abuse refers to any behavior that uses sex to control or demean the victim, like intimidating the victim into engaging in unsafe sex or sexual practices in which he or she does not want to participate. Economic or financial abuse is described as limiting the victim's financial freedom or security. Spiritual abusers either force the victim to participate in the batterer's religious practices instead of their own or to raise mutual children in a religion that the victim is not in favor of. Stalking refers to repeatedly harassing and threatening behavior, including showing up at the victim's home or workplace, placing harassing phone calls, voicemail, email or postal mail messages or objects, or vandalizing the victim's property. It is usually committed by perpetrators of other forms of domestic violence....women wake up
    • more to come (22/06/2012, 23:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      i trust that women take this message and information seriously
    • BETTER SYSTEM NEEDED (22/06/2012, 23:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      WOMEN REQUIRED THE OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT SO THEY CAN HAVE THE COURAGE TO FOLLOW THROUGH IN THE COURTS AGAINST THESE ABUSIVE HUSBANDS
  • The Facts (22/06/2012, 16:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    OH, thats how it it these days; you cook and clean for man, take good care of them and they turn about and abuse you. Well, do be surprise when we leave you.
  • All dressed up and nowhere to go (23/06/2012, 15:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    She wants the charges dropped because of the affect it has had on the children?? SMH!Their father grabbed their mother "by the neck, dragging her from their bathroom into the bedroom. She sustained a bruise on her face". Wouldn't that be more bothersome? Wouldn't that be why their father is in trouble with the law? In my opinion the children should respect her more for standing up for herself and refusing to be abused. What lesson do they learn in her backing down and inadvertently condoning physical violence by a man on his wife? Better they be ashamed of their father and learn there is punishment for wrong and evil actions. I firmly believe the BVI needs to enact a law which does not allow charges to be dropped by an abused spouse.


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