A woman who is accused of assaulting a teenager told the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last Friday that her intention was to be a peacemaker.
Sophia Grant, who pleaded guilty with explanation to assault occasioning bodily harm, said on April 12, she saw Twins, who she knows very well, armed with sticks and boards.
She believed they were going to fight students at a nearby school and tried to stop them.
"Me keep telling them to hol up dem head and stop do certain things," Grant said in her defence. "Mi si dem a come down the road wid a piece of board, on dem way to attack kids at a school, and mi sey. Weh uno a guh, uno no badda wid it."
Grant said before she could convince the twins that violence wasn't the answer, they started to beat her instead.
"A who tell mi fi say suh? Mi start get lick from all angle," an animated Grant exclaimed.
She said she retaliated by using a piece of board to hit one of the girls.
Before she left the stand, she begged the court to help the girls, who live in the same community she does, to change from their deviant behaviour.
However, Judge Chester Crooks said her explanation amounted to a not-guilty plea.