A pensioner on Friday appeared before Magistrate Christel Lambert at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court to answer a charge of assault.
Mark Charles, 70, of Lot 23 Mary, West Coast Demerara pleaded guilty to the charge, which stated that on August 15 at Mary, he assaulted Nikita Murphy.
Charles, who is Murphy’s grandfather, admitted that on the day in question, he and his granddaughter were involved in a heated argument. The court was told that the argument escalated and the defendant dealt the VC several blows about her body.
The matter was reported to the Police and the man was arrested and charged.
In court on Friday Charles said that his granddaughter was being rude to him and stated that it upset him.
He apologised to her and gave an undertaking that he would never raise his hands at her again.
Magistrate Lambert told both defendant and VC that they are family and should not be involved in such issues.
Charles was fined $10,000.