Virginislands news online – Appearing at the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, September 19, 2019, Vincentian Randy Butler was unapologetic for using a rock to batter a woman and destroying her cellphone last Friday, September 13, 2019 at a party.
Butler, who was placed on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison, is facing years behind bars for the offences of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and criminal damage.
“Me no sorry for nothing, because nobody nuh sorry for me,” he told Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo after pleading guilty to the offences on Thursday.
The 43-year-old mason, who recently moved to the territory to work, reportedly met a woman from his home country through a friend.
Less than three weeks later, after communicating via telephone and social media, he bought her a ticket to visit the territory.
About four nights after her arrival last month, the two had a misunderstanding and parted ways.
‘I want my money back’
The incident took place when the defendant met the young lady in question at a party in Old Plantation and, despite his attempts to speak to her, she pushed him away.
He reportedly told her, “I want my money for the ticket that I bought you,” and allegedly threatened to kill her.
It was that time that he reportedly hurled her phone to a nearby wall, where it broke in several pieces.
The altercation between the two moved outside where he flung a rock towards her, hitting her squarely on her head.
The woman, who was reportedly bleeding profusely, was taken to hospital for medical attention and was later discharged after racking up a bill of over $1,494.
Butler, who does not have any legal representative, will be sentenced on Monday September 23, 2019.