The man whom a Christian family scalded with hot water two years ago, in what they later described as an act of “spiritual warfare, cried as he spoke to iWitness News on Monday after his attackers were each jailed for four years.
Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett handed down the prison terms on Pastor Nigel Morgan, his wife, Althia, and their 23-year-old daughter, Crystal, after finding them guilty in a trial that has captured the interest of the nation for its two-year duration.
The Morgans’ lawyer, Kay Bacchus-Baptiste, immediately informed the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court that she would appeal and apply for a stay of execution of the sentence until the appeal is heard.
But the Morgans and other prisoners would be led away to prison shortly after noon on Monday in a prison van and were taken to the respective prisons where they would serve their jail sentences, pending the outcome of any appeal.
Speaking to iWitness News after the proceedings, the victim, Cuthbert Victory, a 39-year-old construction worker, said he is still suffering from the effect of the burns he sustained when the older Morgans restrained him while their daughter emptied on his back a kettle of hot liquid — later said to be water.
Victory sustained burns to his back, shoulders, chest and face.
“Well, that is justice. I ain’t satisfy, but wha’ ah go do,” Victory told iWitness News outside the court, where for yet another day in the trial, his elderly father Joseph Caesar was at his side.
“They shudda geh more,” Victory told iWitness News, adding that as far as he is concerned, the Morgans should have been jailed for life.