Man to be sentenced for three on one attack
A man involved in an attack on another is to be sentenced in two months’ time.
Zaiyas Symonds, 19, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to an assault on Kenyatta Dottin that caused him bodily harm.
Susan Mulligan, for the defence, asked the court for a social inquiry report on Symonds before he was sentenced.
Magistrate Maxanne Anderson adjourned the case until July 8 for and released Symonds, from Southampton, on $3,500 bail.
The court heard earlier that Mr Dottin, from Sandys, was riding through neighbourhood on July 3 last year when passengers in a passing car yelled insults at him.
The car stopped and three men, including Symonds, got out and attacked Mr Dottin.
The men claimed that Mr Dottin had insulted the brother of one of the men - but he told them that he was not aware of any problems with them.
Symonds kicked and punched Mr Dottin as the driver of the car filmed the incident.
The attack ended after onlookers intervened and the men escaped.
The attack was reported to police and Symonds and two other men were arrested in connection with the incident.
Mr Dottin was treated at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for bruising to his right leg, swelling to his right ear and a burst lip.
Symonds was arrested on July 5 last year and scheduled to appear in court on December 10, but did not appear until yesterday.
Two other men earlier appeared charged in connection with the attack.
Keija Simmons, 25, from Sandys, on February 15 pleaded guilty to the assault and is scheduled to be sentenced on May 17.
Razai Simmons, 19, also from Sandys, denied the attack and trial was set for September 9.
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