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Man acquitted of beating senior citizen

A 56-year-old man who admitted to striking his elderly cousin and injuring him was yesterday acquitted after a magistrate found the harm was justified.

Rudy Williams Sr., of Ferguson Manor, Perpall Tract, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to 88-year-old Bernese Albury.

But after hearing what transpired, Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis acquitted Williams of the charge.

According to the prosecutor, Inspector Lakisia Moss, Albury’s daughter reported the matter to police.

Williams called the daughter via WhatsApp and told her that her father, who has dementia, had accused him of stealing his money, Moss said.

The call was disconnected when she heard a knocking sound, Moss told the court.

The daughter then went to the house, met her father hurt and she requested police action, Moss said.

However, in his interview with police, Williams said that Albury struck him in the back of the head with a pipe after accusing him of stealing money from his wallet, Moss said.

After seeing that Williams also had injury to the back of the head from the blow inflicted by Albury, Rolle-Davis acquitted him.

In other courts news, Melvin Newbold, 46, was remanded to prison after he denied causing harm to a woman.

Prosecutors say that Newbold, of Springfield Road, bit the woman on May 31.

Newbold returns to court in July for trial.

Senior Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.
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