St. Martin bus driver facing assault charges

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A former bus driver in St. Martin is facing a year-and-a-half behind bars after being found guilty of child abuse and assault.

After two days of trial and only 30 minutes of deliberation, a Jackson County jury found 58-year-old Antoinette Raymond guilty for contributing to neglect, delinquency, or abuse of a child, and simple assault.

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A former St. Martin bus driver claimed she was not in the right ‘frame of mind’ at the time of the crime.

Following that testimony, sentencing was delayed until a report can be done on Raymond’s background and medical condition.

Raymond faces a total sentence of 18 months on the misdemeanor charges.