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Special Constable pleads guilty to beating his Wife Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00

Barrington BrownSpecial Constable, Barrington Brown, changed his not guilty plea to guilty for the May 14, 2013 beating of his wife during a domestic dispute.

The interdicted officer appeared in court on Tuesday, October 29th, where he pleaded guilty to wounding his wife, Sharon Brown.

Barrington Brown told the court that his wife provoked him and that was why he hit her.

After hearing that, the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith, decided to remand Brown into custody until November 4th when he will reappear in court and hear his sentence.

According to Sharon Brown, on May 14, 2013, she arrived at home and found her two daughters downstairs at her estranged husband’s house. She then went for the girls and started to rail up with them and that’s when she and Barrington got into an altercation. According to Sharon, she came back down her stairs and that’s when Barrington choked her from behind causing her to fall. He then got over her and punched her in her face, causing her lip to burst and her face to swell.

Brown was initially arraigned before the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on the charge on May 16 where he was granted bail in the sum of $1,000 which he had met.

His wife Sharon Brown had already taken out a protection order asking the court to intervene, so that he stay away from her.

Before remanding him, the Chief Magistrate told the special constable that, “You were out of order.”