KINGSTOWN, St Vincent: A pastor and two other members of his family, including his wife, were released on EC$5,000 (One Ec dollar =US$0.37 cents) bail each after they appeared in court here Friday on a charge of unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm on a man.
Pastor Nigel Morgan, his wife Althea, an office clerk, and their daughter, Crystal, pleaded not guilty to throwing a hot liquid on Cuthbert Victory, who suffered burns to his back, shoulder, face and chest, earlier this month.
Doctors said that he was doused with hot water mixed with oil during the April 9 incident.
The trio, appeared before Chief Magistrate, Rechanne Browne-Matthias at the Serious Offence Court in Kingstown, and will re-appear in the Mesopotamia Magistrate’s Court in Marriaqua, the interior community where they incident took place, on April 29.
“I hope you all make enough money — you hear?” said Morgan, as photographers too the picture of the family as they left the court building.
“I hope you all give an offering to all the churches,” he added.
Attorney Kay Bacchus-Browne told CMC on Friday that her clients have a good defense.
“It is not like what you see going around on social media where it is being said that the three of them joined together. It is not like that at all,” Bacchus-Browne said.
Morgan had earlier told CMC that the incident was ‘a spiritual warfare.
“This is a spiritual warfare. It is in the hands of God and he will fight and he will deliver,” he had said then.
Victory, a mason, and a father of two, said that he wants to be compensated for the burns he suffered as well as the loss of income.