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Woman guilty of ramming man with vehicle, & breaking his ankle

- Isabella Merton to be sentenced on May 4, 2020
A police vehicle outside the High Court of the Virgin Islands. Isabella Merton was found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm and reckless and negligent act at the High Court on March 4, 2020. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A jury panel returned with a guilty verdict for Josiah’s Bay resident Isabella Merton after she allegedly rammed a man with her vehicle and broke his ankle.

The verdict was delivered shortly after 1:00pm at the High Court on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 before Justice Trevor Ward.

Merton was slapped with two charges from the May 20, 2018 incident: inflicting grievous bodily harm and reckless and negligent act.

The extent of her punishment will be made known on May 4, 2020 at the High Court in Road Town.


Court documents state that the Virtual Complainant (VC) was involved in a fight with Merton’s boyfriend on the day in question.

After the fight ended, the VC was walking in an area in Greenland, Tortola, when he saw a Jeep belonging to Merton driving towards him at a fast pace.

He tried to avoid the vehicle, but it hit him on the right side of his body, and he fell down.

The vehicle then turned and came at him again and to avoid further injury; he threw himself into the ghut.

While there, the VC allegedly looked up to see Merton pointing a gun at him and uttering the words: “If I’m disrespecting her man, it is she I am disrespecting and it’s kill she to kill me.”

Merton was then pulled away by another man.

An ambulance was called and the VC was transported to the hospital and treated for a malleolar fracture to his right ankle.

He spent about a month undergoing several surgeries for the broken ankle.

26 Responses to “Woman guilty of ramming man with vehicle, & breaking his ankle”

  • Faithful (05/03/2020, 09:16) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    "If I'm disrespecting her man, it is she I am disrespecting and it's kill she to kill me." What the hell did I just read? An illiterate dummy with a gun is a dangerous thing. Send her back to the Wild West from whence she came.
  • IBO (05/03/2020, 09:24) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lawlessness, let she tek that.
    • Wacko (05/03/2020, 12:05) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      Bat $h!+ crazy is what she is. I am waiting to see the outcome of this cause people these days seem to get a little slap on the wrist when it comes to serious crimes and gun possession
  • Hangshee (05/03/2020, 09:36) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    Attempted murder !!!! Gun
    Severe sentencing and subsequent exportation and deportation.
    Everything she owns should be confiscated and used to compensate her victim.
    Yikes!!!.Deranged dangerous hussie.
  • yeah (05/03/2020, 09:38) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    She messed up his foot real bad.
  • GG (05/03/2020, 09:44) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    I think that is the kind of woman I would want watching my back in today's world. At the same time, I would try to keep her under control.
    • @wow (05/03/2020, 11:51) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      And how do men with your outlook reward these women?
      Wont be surprised if he was doggin her before during and after. Where is he now¿
      Possibly she was trying to win his love?
      Women ,the greatest love you could ever have is love for yourself.
    • Captain Hook (05/03/2020, 22:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      You want a criminal/killer to watch your back? stwwwww
  • True (05/03/2020, 09:46) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    13 years
  • asura (05/03/2020, 10:07) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Women not playing these days
    • crazy (05/03/2020, 12:14) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      Most of these young ladies are mad... Hot tempered. .Strange ,. Most of them are educated... But very foolish.. A normal thinking common sense lady wouldn't do something like that. She is not normal..
      • @crazy (05/03/2020, 12:35) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply

        Here is another thing that a normal thinking commonsense lady would not do: who*! with a married man that has a family and expect she and hers to benefit. Real crazy.

        • Captain Hook (05/03/2020, 22:43) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          And yet many "educated" women in our society chase these married men. Thats one heck of a messed up mindset if you ask me.
  • Crazo (05/03/2020, 10:36) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Too much crazy people living in this place now.
  • witness (05/03/2020, 10:59) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply

    A guy is a trouble maker. He wear a mask and attack her bf at the club with a knife but the bf had still disarm him and took the knife away. deserve it. Always picking problems with others. 

    • Reader (05/03/2020, 18:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree more than words can say ,guy is a trouble maker to the bone but I don't justify arm to another person unless it's an ultimate self defense
  • james (05/03/2020, 11:16) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    She wrong but the dog ruin she life. Just sorry she couldn’t control she self because the dog not worth it. Now he just an ugly dog with a sick foot and she a jailbird.
  • Hmmmm (05/03/2020, 12:09) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Foolish woman. That same man is going to soon replace her.... Take her Jail like school and learn sense while there. Oh . To add. 15 - 20 thousand as compensation... Yep. The fool has to pay.
  • Some, not all (05/03/2020, 14:32) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Some women in this place have no respect or class about themselves. That is the reason people call them chicken heads or hood rats. She facing jail time for a serious assault with a deadly weapon yes, a vehicle is considered a weapon over a fugly man that is going to move along to the next free and convenient BOOTY CALL.
  • Disinterested (05/03/2020, 15:02) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    What is good for goose is also good for the gander. If a man used a car, a missile to take out a woman, if would be in big trouble. Fire and brimstone would rain down on him.
  • Outlaw (05/03/2020, 15:10) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Aru (05/03/2020, 18:10) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now ah days no man is worth fighting for baby girl your mind is small
    • Ratata (05/03/2020, 22:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Not now a time...PERIOTTTTTT!... why stoop so low to fight some woman for a man?...theres plenty more fish in the sea if your man aint got sense to value what he has.
  • Deadly Weapon (06/03/2020, 06:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    A car is a common mode of transportation for people and goods. Before a vehicle can be legally operated, a driver/applicant must be a minimum age, mentally stable, good health .........etc and must successfully complete a written examination on rules of the road and passed a road test before being issued a license to operate a vehicle. Operating a vehicle is a serious responsibility, for misused and abused it can become a lethal, deadly weapon like a gun, knife, machete..........etc. The accused in this case has had her day in court with the opportunity to present any mitigating circumstances and has been found guilty by a jury of her peers and will be sentenced appropriately by a learned jurist. The BVI is a civilized democratic society that has the rule of law as its twin. Justice must be blind and administered fairly and equitably regardless of gender. Let lady justice reign. Driving is a privilege, not a right, and whatever sentence is handed down this accused should have her license suspended for a lengthy period, under go some mandated counseling and perform at least 100 hours of community service on the proper use of a motor vehicle.

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