AN elderly mother testified about being pushed by her son which resulted in a fractured hip as she sat in the well of the court at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court.
Seventy-two-year old Aimwattie Reginald revealed to Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs Marcus that her son Bisham Reginald is an alcoholic and a smoker.
“After drinking and smoking his eyes would get red,” she explained.
Bisham is unemployed and is accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm on his mother. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and was ordered to post $40,000 bail. However, the sum was reduced to $20,000 after the defendant claimed he could not post the bail.
“On May 10 last he was lying in a hammock and got up to urinate. Instead of going to the toilet, he stood up right there and urine. I asked him why he did not go to the toilet and he said he done do what he do,” the petite elderly woman recalled.
“He then started to cuss [using a series of expletives ] – I did not answer him. Afterwards, I took a bag with his belongs and placed it on a chair. I told him to go before I call the police. He then ran towards me, scrambled my neck. I lashed him on his hand. He loosed and I fell backwards. He called a neighbour, telling him, I fell down the steps.”
The woman was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital and was subsequently transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she remained an inpatient for seven days.
The case will be recalled on January 6.