Jamel Bascome, 27, appeared in Magistrates Court this morning [Feb 13], where he was sentenced to a total of two years in prison after being convicted of causing bodily harm to a woman in December 2012. Bascome was under a suspended 6 month sentence for a previous offence and has a criminal history going back over five years.
After recommendations from Crown Counsel Cindy Clarke, Senior Magistrate Archie Warner activated Bascome’s suspended 6 month sentence and made that consecutive to the 18 month sentence he received this morning. Time already spent in custody is to be taken into consideration.
The defendant said the woman was his girlfriend, however she said the relationship had ended. Bascome admitted to entering the woman’s house when she was not present, going to sleep on her bed, and then beating and punching her several times when she came home, woke him up, and asked him to leave.
Neighbours heard the affray, intervened and called the police. This happened on the night of 22nd December 2012 and Bascome was apprehended by Police shortly after.