Norma McNaughty v Clifton Wright, etal

Case Number: 
CL2002/Mc 190
Date of Delivery: 
11.02.2005

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF JAMAICA

IN COMMON LAW

CLAIM NO. CL20021Mc 190

BETWEEN NORMA McNAUGHTY CLAIMANT

AND CLIFTON WRIGHT 1 ST DEFENDANT

AND WARDER GORDON 2ND DEFENDANT

AND WARDER V.H. HALL 3RD DEFENDANT

AND SUPERINTENDENT R.G. WILLIAMS 4TH DEFENDANT

AND COLONEL JOHN PRESCOD 5TH DEFENDANT

AND THEATTORNEYGENERAL 6TH DEFENDANT

Rudolph Smellie, instructed by Daly Thwaites & Company for the Claimant.

Ms. Annaliesa Lindsay instructed by Director of State Proceedings for 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th

Defendants.

Heard: 21" Januarv and llthF ebruary 2005

Campbell, J.

Clifton Wright and Norma McNaughty were engaged in a common law union.

Ms. McNaughty alleges that, on the 2oth day November 1998, Wright, who was

incarcerated at the General Penitentiary, was escorted by a warder, Gordon, to the home

of the Claimant, where he assaulted the Claimant by strangling and thumping her and

the11 stabbing her several times in her right breast, side and back.

The Claimant filed a Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim on the

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