Son sentenced for hitting father


An eighty-eight year old man slides words under the front door of his apartment saying that "his son is holding him prisoner". The gendarmes and firefighters move. The father accuses the son of having beaten him. He was placed in police custody and then in pre-trial detention. He was presented before the Saint Martin Criminal Court Wednesday morning under the procedure of immediate appearance.

The twenty-two-year-old son denies the facts. “I have already hit my father but not recently. My father hurts himself by stumbling, hitting furniture, etc., ”he says.

After deliberation, the court delivered a judgment in accordance with the requisitions: the son was sentenced to three months' imprisonment with a suspended sentence tested for eighteen months with the obligation to find a job or training, follow care (alcohol addiction and narcotic drugs) and go to his father's home. (More details on


About author

No comments