Battered woman begs court not to jail abusive husband

first_imgA woman, who is constantly being abused at the hands of her common-law husband, on Friday begged Magistrate Leron Daly to revisit the case after her husband was sentenced to six months in prison for abusing her.Obed Batson of Lot 20 South Sophia, Greater Georgetown, is accused of beating Keisha Henry in her face on January 18, 2018, causing her to temporarily lose her sight for three days.The court heard that the altercation stemmed from the woman accepting a lift from her former company vehicle in which she was alone with the driver. After Batson saw her exiting the vehicle, he became angry and dealt her several cuffs to her face.In court, Batson admitted to the offence saying that they had a misunderstanding on the day of the incident and that he was sorry for hitting his reputed wife.Moreover, the woman told the court that Batson fathered her four children and she does not have any other means of income and is currently expecting another child.Magistrate Daly refused to revisit the matter and encouraged the woman to seek help from the Social Protection Ministry.last_img