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Jun 11, 2013

Cousins at War

Lauren Young

A feud between two cousins on Sunday has resulted in charges being brought against the pair.  This morning, twenty-six year old Vivian Martinez and twenty-four year old Lauren Young were arraigned before Magistrate Adolph Lucas Junior on charges of Damage to Property and Common Assault.  Allegations are that Martinez destroyed a number of household and personal items belonging to her relative, during an altercation at their New Road residence that evening.  Martinez reportedly entered her cousin’s room and began throwing the items through the window.  In the course of the heated argument, Young allegedly assaulted Martinez.

Vivian Martinez

They both requested court action and, as a result, a cross complaint was filed.  In court, Young told Magistrate Lucas that she has relocated to Ladyville in the wake of the incident.  She was charged a single count of Common Assault to which she pleaded not guilty and was offered bail of five hundred dollars plus a surety of the same amount which she met.  Martinez, on the other hand, pleaded not guilty to Damage to Property. She was offered bail of a thousand dollars, plus one surety of the same amount.  The cousins are scheduled to reappear in court on August sixth.

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