The woman, Carmen Jones, was hauled before the court on October 19 on a charge of assault occasioning bodily harm, to which she pleaded guilty.
But the plea came after she told the court that the complainant had accused her of working obeah and that the complainant’s father had thrown her, her pregnant daughter and 82-year-old mother out of their home.
“So what did you do to the complainant?” Magistrate Lorna Shelly Williams asked.
“Your Honour, I used a piece of stick to hit her three or four times, but I did not hit her out of anger,” Jones said.
“I hit her out of the love of God and I tell her that Christians must set example, must love their neighbour as themselves and should not bear false witness against their neighbour,” the woman said amidst giggles from those in court.