Montego Bay, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) – Restorative Justice Order Made for St. James Man: A restorative justice order was made for a St. James man who is alleged to have assaulted another man as well as to damage his weed whacker.
Parish Judge Sandria Wong-Small made the order on Wednesday, July 12 when the mater against Everton Hines was called up for mention in the St. James Parish Court.
He is facing charges of assault occasioning bodily harm and malicious destruction of property.
Restorative justice is an approach to justice that personalizes the crime by having the victims and the offenders mediate a restitution agreement to the satisfaction of each.
Details of the allegations were not outlined but the court was told that Hines damages the complainant’s weed whacker valuing $50,000, as well as to assault him.
In court on Wednesday, the complainant presented a receipt to the court indicating the value of his tool and on that basis, Judge Wong-Small asked both men if they would like to resolve the matter through another forum without utilizing the court and they agreed.
The judge subsequently made an order for both men to attend the Restorative Justice Centre and deferred the matter to August 16. Hines’ bail was extended.