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Former Prime Minister’s son sentenced, granted bail

Samuel Hinds Jr.

The son of former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds was Friday sentenced to two months imprisonment after he was convicted on a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm.

Samuel Hinds Jr was, however, granted GUY$50,000 bail by Magistrate Annette Singh pending an appeal.

He was found guilty for assaulting his sister-in-law Tenza Layne, causing her actual bodily harm on February 27, 2014 at his 83 Duke Street, Kingston residence.

Hinds was fined GUY$10,000 for a threatening behavior committted on Layne.

The prosecution’s case was that Hinds had verbally and physically assaulted Layne by stamping her on her face and dragging her around the house by her hair and beaten with a cane.

The court alsp heard thar he brandished a gun, cranked it and threatened to kill Layne.

The High Court recently ruled that another magistrate could sentence Layne although he had been found guilty by Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond before she was fired by the Judicial Service Commission.