Landlady may have to pay burn victim

A landlady who threw a saucepan of hot water on a tenant she wanted out of her house, leaving her with second and third degree burns, could end up paying compensation.

This comes after Sophia Lorene Hoyte appeared in the No 2A Supreme Court yesterday.

Hoyte, of Shop Hill Terrace, St Thomas, was arraigned with causing serious bodily harm to Katrina Wharton with intent on June 23 2016.

She denied that count but pleaded guilty to the lesser, alternate count of unlawfully and maliciously inflicting serious bodily harm on Wharton on the same date.

Attorney Angella Mitchell-Gittens, who represented the woman, requested a pre-sentencing report and did not object when Senior State Counsel Oliver Thomas, who appeared with State Counsel Anastacia McMeo-Boyce, made an application for compensation. (HLE)

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