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Brother injures sister over a family dispute Print E-mail
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Written by The Guardian   
Thursday, 11 May 2017 00:00

Rayford Saldano was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith on Monday, May 8, 2017 for a single charge of wounding his sister, Joleen Saldano. Rayford was unrepresented in court and pleaded guilty to the offense.

In court, he told Chief Magistrate Smith that he and his sister got into an argument on Friday, May 5, 2017 after she put him out of their mother’s house. Joleen reportedly removed his clothes from the house and the clothes soon ended up in the garbage. He claims that he demanded the rent and utilities money he had just paid his mother, a sum of $180, and asked his mother for more money to get him on his feet and it was at that point that his other siblings began attacking him. He told the court that he had no intention of hurting anyone but an altercation soon erupted with his sister.

Joleen reported to police that on May 5, sometime before 6 p.m., she met her brother, Rayford, who was acting aggressively toward their mother. She claims that he wanted his money and as a result, he stabbed her to the left side of her head with a screw driver. She was issued with a medico legal form when she visited the police station. Her injury was examined by a doctor who classified it as wounding.

Smith ruled that she would make a decision on the case on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 and when she did she sentenced him to two months in prison after his pleading guilty.