Man sentenced for knocking out ex-girlfriend’s tooth

NASSAU-A man who battered his ex-girlfriend so badly that she lost a front tooth has been jailed.

Anthony Joseph, 21, apologized to the woman for ruining her smile after he was sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment for causing grievous harm.

He has three months remaining on the sentence because he received credit for the seven months spent on remand. However, Joseph will spend another six months in custody if he doesn’t pay the $1,265 cost for a denture.

In court, Joseph told the woman he was sorry for striking her and promised to have better control over his temper. The woman was there to present a quote for the cost of a denture.

When he asked if she accepted the apology, the woman said, “Yes.”

Despite Joseph’s youth, he already has a violent streak. He has a prior conviction for causing grievous harm at age 17.

The woman broke off her relationship with Joseph in February 2019.

She ran into Joseph while at a club with friends on January 18, 2020.

They had a fight at the club, which her friends parted.

Then, Joseph punched the woman in the face, causing her to lose a tooth.

Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt told Joseph that his actions were unacceptable. She said that women are weaker vessels and should be protected and not punched.