Pastor Nigel Morgan as he arrived in court in April 2016. (IWN photo)

The pastor, his wife and daughter who are seen in an April 9 video in which a hot liquid is poured on a man, have each pleaded not guilty to a charge of unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm on the man, Cuthbert Victory of Caruth Village, Mesopotamia.

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Pastor Nigel Morgan, his wife Althia, an office worker, and their daughter, Krystal, who is in her early 20s, were each granted EC$5,000 bail when they appeared before Chief Magistrate, Rechanne Browne-Matthias at the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown.

A trial has been set for April 29 at the Mesopotamia Magistrate’s Court in Marriaqua, the interior community where the incident took place on April 9 in a drain along the public road outside the Morgan’s Hopewell home.

“I hope you all make enough money — you hear?” Mr. Morgan, a former teacher who now works at the Ministry of Culture, commented to media workers taking pictures and video, as he left the court building, holding on to an elderly woman Friday morning.

“I hope you all give an offering to all the churches,” he added, as his wife gestured to him, apparently to stop commenting.

“Give ten per cent to the churches,” said the pastor who conducts a children’s ministry on the ground floor of his house.

Althea Morgan, her daughter, Crystal, husband, Nigel, and police officer arrive at the Serious Offences Court on Friday. (IWN photo)
Althia Morgan, front right, her daughter, Krystal, husband, Nigel, and police officer arrive at the Serious Offences Court on Friday. (IWN photo)

In the video, which began circulating on social media a few days after the April 9 incident, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan are seen holding Victory and their daughter is also seen pouring a liquid from an electric kettle onto the man.

Victory, who suffered first-degree burns to his back, shoulder, face and chest, said that doctors said he was doused with hot water mixed with oil.

Crystal Morgan, front right, her father, Pastor Nigel Morgan and police officers arrive at the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown on Friday. (IWN photo)
Krystal Morgan, front right, her father, Pastor Nigel Morgan and police officers arrive at the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown on Friday. (IWN photo)

Mr. Morgan told iWitness News on April 13 that he was engaged in “spiritual warfare” and his wife said the video does not reflect what happened, and accused Victory of having slapped her.

Meanwhile, lawyer for the accused, Kay Bacchus-Browne, told iWitness News on Friday that her clients have a good defense.

“It is not like what you see going around on social media where it is being said that the three of them joined together. It is not like that at all,” Bacchus-Browne said.

Victory, a mason, has told iWitness News that he wants to be compensated for the burns he suffered and the loss of income.

Althea Morgan block's an iWItness News camera as she arrived at the Serious Offences Court on Friday. (IWN photo)
Althia Morgan blocks an iWItness News camera as she arrived at the Serious Offences Court on Friday. (IWN photo)

6 replies on “Pastor and family charged (+Video)”

  1. “It is not merely of some importance but is of fundamental importance that justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done”.

    The Police is on a roll…good for them.

  2. C. ben-David says:

    Pastor Morgan should invoke his constitutional right of freedom of religion to engage in “spiritual warfare” by using boiling oil to exorcise the evil spirits (Jumbies) possessing Cuthbert Victory as his defence..

    Hope he gets constitutional expert and Shaker leader Parnel Campbell to represent him.

    For what it’s worth, the Morgan family are reputed to be strong ULP supporters while the Victory people are said to be NDP fans. Could this determine the outcome of this battle between Church and State?

  3. To plead not guilty in such a case with the video evidence itself is anti-Christian but I suppose if you are practicing Obeah that does not count.

    There can be no excuse whatsoever [he slapped me] to do what was done to any human being.

    I just hope that they are not rescued by their political affiliation.

  4. What I would like to find out is the nature of the “spiritual warfare” this self-proclaimed pastor was engaged in. Now I always thought that spiritual warfare involved fervent prayers, not pouring hot water on the object of your warfare.

    And the lady claims, in justification (?), that he slapped her. What happened to forgiving “seventy times seven”, as taught by Jesus, dear Christians? I know that’s hard to do, but whoever said that being a Christian is easy?

    Meanwhile I am sure that we are all looking forward to hearing the “good defense”. Please IWitness News, make sure you cover this trial!

    1. “Self proclaimed” is correct. Most of these hypocritical pastors are the devil’s disciples secretly practicing the black arts, including L. W. de Laurence “science,” obeah and other bad stuff.

      This is why I have always believed that the two worst things in SVG are religion and politics.

      Our beloved Comrade also knows the power of these two institutions which is why he has so brilliantly conflated them to serve his own ends: power, glory, and posterity for himself and his loved ones.

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