guardian.co.tt- A 73-year-old female pensioner has been granted bail after being charged with interfering with a prisoner, assaulting and obstructing a policeman.
The elderly woman claimed all she did was hug her son.
Marilyn Dillon of Bayshore, Marabella, who spent a night in custody was granted her own bail in the sum of $2,000 on Tuesday.
She pleaded guilty to interfering with prisoner Kie Joseph.
She told San Fernando Senior Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor that she missed her son who is in custody on a murder charge.
“That is my son. I hugged him. I haven’t seen him in a long while so I hugged him.” However, she denied obstructing and assaulting police constable Boodoo in the execution of his duties.
The incident took place on Monday morning while the prisoners were being escorted from the prison van to the San Fernando High Court.
Dillon claimed she had no previous run-ins with the law. Dillon’s son, Joseph, also appeared in the same court charged with assaulting PC Boodoo in the execution of his duty.
He pleaded not guilty and questioned how he could have assaulted the officer with a chain around his waist. The magistrate transferred both matters to the Third Court for October 29.