Friendship ends when one man falls for the other's child mother
After his friend married the mother of his children, a one-time friendship came to an end.
The two, however, still live in the same apartment and it was here that a confrontation occurred between them. As a result, Devere Anthony Gittens ended up before a court charged with unlawfully and maliciously inflicting serious bodily harm on Mario Motley.
Forty-six-year-old Gittens along with Motley and his wife resides at Holder's Land, Brandons, St. Michael. Gittens said the couple lives in the apartment adjacent to him. On March 3, the couple was in the bedroom when a knock came from the door. Motley went to the door to find cooking oil on the floor and that was when the altercation occurred between him and Gittens.
Both of them had cutlasses and according to police Gittens made the first swing at Motley but missed, Motley's swing connected with Gittens' arm.
In court, he appeared with a sling on his injured arm.
Gittens told the court that though the situation was a "funny" one he maintains some composure because of his children.
However, he admitted to the altercation but explained that Motley made the first move.
Motley is expected to appear in court tomorrow, Friday, March 8, 2019, to give his side.