JM | Mar 9, 2023

UWI student who tortured ex-girlfriend remanded again

Tamoy Ashman

Tamoy Ashman / Our Today

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Matthew Hyde

Matthew Hyde, the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona student who has been charged with allegedly torturing his ex-girlfriend and holding her captive in his dorm room for three days, was once again remanded into custody today (March 9).

Hyde appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court to answer to the charges laid against him.

The student is charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm, false imprisonment, malicious communication and assault occasioning bodily harm.

However, when the matter was called, it was said that his case file was incomplete and he will be further remanded until March 17.

George Alleyne Hall at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.

Reports are that, between February 6 and February 9, Hyde allegedly held his ex-girlfriend captive in his dorm on the George Alleyne Hall at the UWI, Mona campus. It is said that he repeatedly beat her and burned her all over her body with a clothing iron.

The incident angered residents of the George Alleyne who were livid about the hall’s handling of the situation.

In a statement from The UWI, the tertiary institution said it did not condone gender-based violence and encouraged students to be vigilant, reporting suspicious activity.

Staff members on the hall told Our Today that it was not unusual for Hyde’s girlfriend, who also resides on the same hall, to be at his residence for multiple days.

READ: 138 Student Living under fire as hall residents fume amid UWI ‘torture incident’


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