(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Appearing in courtroom 104 this morning by video from the Thunder Bay Police Station is 20-year-old Leah Simone Allah Jarrett-Alleyne.
Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon is presiding, along with Crown Attorney Franceline Auclair and duty counsel lawyer Aranka Golphy.
On November 8th the emergency department of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre contacted the Thunder Bay Police Service due to a patient that had sustained first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree burns during an altercation.
Allegations are that on the evening of November 7th there was a minor verbal dispute between two women. The victim’s boyfriend and Jarrett-Alleyne’s male “friend” are roommates, and the two women were visiting at the same time.
The following morning, the victim was in the kitchen boiling a pot of water. Jarrett-Alleyne came out of the bedroom in a fit of rage and accused the victim of talking about her.
Jarrett-Alleyne grabbed the victim by the hair and started smashing her head into the kitchen counter several times. The victim screamed for help, and could not break free of Jarrett-Alleyne’s grasp.
At this point, Jarrett-Alleyne released her grip, resulting in the victim standing up and being confused about what had just happened. The victim started collecting her thoughts about what had just happened when she felt hot water pouring down her back.
The victim dropped to the floor in agony while Jarrett-Alleyne shouted: “TAKE THAT B***H”.
Serious burns were all over the victims back and she was taken to hospital for her serious injuries.
Jarrett-Alleyne (pictured above in a more recent photo) is facing the following charge:
- Aggravated Assault
The Crown tells the court that this is a Crown-onus situation and that although this is a very serious charged, the woman has no criminal record, has a job, and is going to school. With that being said, the Crown is willing to consent to Jarrett-Alleyne’s release on the following conditions:
- Reside at her residence in the Sibley school residences
- No contact with the female victim
- Do not attend 100 meters from anywhere the victim may be
- Do not possess any weapons.
The Justice of the Peace questions this consent release, and asks the Crown to explain why this woman is being released on an undertaking and how the release will keep the victim and community safe.
The Crown reiterates that the woman has no criminal record at all, is a student, has a job, will not be attending the residence and is here from Toronto for school.
The Justice of the Peace is satisfied with the Crown’s explanation, and Jarrett-Alleyne explains desperately that she will not go back to the home where this happened, and will stay away from the victim.
Justice of the Peace Gibbons orders Jarrett-Alleyne released from custody under the proposed conditions. Jarrett-Alleyne is escorted back to her jail cell where she will wait for court documents to be completed before she is released.
Sources indicate that the accused is taking a nursing course here in town and is employed at Wacky’s.
A GoFundMe has been setup at the link below to help the victim now that she is off work and has out of pocket expenses.