Prosecutors Withdraw ‘Ill-Neglect’ Case vs Helper

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By Cheryl M. Arcibal

PROSECUTORS withdrew the case against a 36-year-old domestic worker who was charged in court after hitting one of her wards with a hanger to break up a fight between him and his twin.

MGR Lariosa, who was charged with ill-treatment or neglect by those in charge of child or young person, was instead bound over for $1,000 for a year at the Eastern Magistrates Courts on Feb. 21 after the prosecution reviewed the case and sought legal advice from the supervising counsel.

The prosecution alleged that at 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2016, when Lariosa’s wards – twin boys – started a pillow fight.

Thinking that it was an actual fight, she separated the boys. There were just the three of them in the house at the time.

One of the boys, however, continued to fight his brother, prompting Lariosa to use a hanger to hit the boy once on his wrist, and once on his leg.

The prosecution also said the boy was taken to the Queen Mary Hospital and was released on the same day.

In a previous hearing, prosecutors said the medical report indicated that there was a red mark and tenderness in the area where the hanger hit.

Principal Magistrate Bina Chainrai warned Lariosa to keep the peace, and should not commit or to attempt to commit any crime during the bound-over period.



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