A Jamaica man who pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding and assault occasioning actual bodily harm has been ordered to pay compensation to his wife for physically assaulting her after he saw her pleasuring herself in bed.
A magistrate in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday ordered that the husband pay his wife $50,000 dollars for the bruises she sustained on her nose during the assault.
According to the facts of the case, on October 28, the couple was home when the wife invited her husband to bed.
Upon entering the room, the husband observed what the wife was doing and proceeded to hit her in her head and head-butted her on her nose, causing bruising and swelling.
The wife told the court that this was the first time that her husband had been physical with her since they got married in March.
“We are not a bad couple. This is just frustration. I have a car that was giving me a lot of problems right since August. I came home, got something to eat, go into the cupboard and take out a bottle of rum and start drinking.
“She order me to go to bed and I refuse and she said she was going to please herself, so I throw away whatever she was using and it [the fight] just happen from there,” the man told the court.
Senior Parish Judge Lori-Anne Cole-Montaque then asked the wife whether she wanted this marriage, but her response was not heard.
When asked whether they had tried counseling, the husband said it was something they were considering.