A pastor and two other members of his family, including his
wife, were released on EC$5,000 (One Ec dollar =US$0.37
cents) bail each after they appeared in court on Friday,
April 22 on a charge of unlawfully and maliciously inflicting
grievous bodily harm on a man.
Pastor Nigel Morgan, his wife Althea, an office clerk and
their daughter, Crystal, poured hot water on Cuthbert
Victory, a mason, as part of a “spiritual warfare” on April 9
in Marriaqua, St. Vincent, Jamaica. The three are reported
to have held down Victory while their daughter poured the
boiling water on his back.
A video of the incident has been posted on the social
network, Facebook, showing that it took place in a drain
along the public road in Hopewell, Mesopotamia, near the
home of the pastor.
The 37-year-old mason, suffered burns to his back,
shoulders, chest and face. He said he had been told by
doctors that he suffered first-degree burns and that the
water that was poured on him was mixed with oil.
The trio, appeared before Chief Magistrate, Rechanne
Browne-Matthias at the Serious Offence Court in
Kingstown. They pleaded not guilty and will re-appear in
the Mesopotamia Magistrate’s Court in Marriaqua, on April
“I hope you all make enough money — you hear?” said
Morgan, as photographers too the picture of the family as
they left the court building. “I hope you all give an offering
to all the churches,” he added.
Attorney Kay Bacchus-Browne told CMC on Friday that her
clients have a good defense.
“It is not like what you see going around on social media
where it is being said that the three of them joined
together. It is not like that at all,” Bacchus-Browne said.
Morgan had earlier told CMC that the incident was ‘a
spiritual warfare. “This is a spiritual warfare. It is in the
hands of God and he will fight and he will deliver,” he had
Source: Jamaica Observer
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