A St Catherine man is to be sentenced after pleading guilty to using a hammer to strike his lover, Sashanie Valentine, in the back of her head.

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Christopher Harrison pleaded guilty in the St Catherine Parish Court to charges of unlawful and malicious wounding.

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“Your Honour, mi guilty wid explanation,” Harrison declared.

“Yu see, every time mi ago work mi dawta and son always ah say she a carry in man pan mi bed. Mi wuk hard fi provide fi mi family and ah dat she do,” he said, trying to justify his action.

The court heard that a section of the woman’s head became swollen as a result of being struck February 1.

Harrison is to be sentenced April 19. As a result, Senior Parish Judge Tara Reid-Carr ordered the taking of Harrison’s fingerprints and a social enquiry report into his background.