Man in Viral Video Beating Young Boy Faces a Magistrate
Friday 1st March, 2019-The man who went viral in a video beating a young man was remanded to prison today after making a court appearance.
His name is Karim Christian and he was charged with battery, following his arrest last evening.
The man is originally from Bendals, but resides in Freemans Village with his wife, child and step children, one of whom he was beating when the video was recorded.
The video, just over 30 seconds in duration, allegedly shows Karim Christian ordering the 16 year-old boy to hold on to a tree in a back yard. The man can be heard saying he is the one that works and punching him in the face, before striking the youngster with a piece of wood that is approximately two feet long as the boy cry out.
Angry relatives last Sunday held placard outside the Zion Church in Freeman’s Village where the man and his family worship, calling for action to be taken against him.
Karim Christian will return to court next Wednesday.
Ironically, Christian according to reports is the brother of the police officer charged with the murder of Nicoma McFarlane.