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Julian Hunte is accused of attacking two British tourists. (Pictures by Nigel Browne.) Marlon Gooding is on robbery charges.

Tue, March 26, 2013 - 12:12 AM

Chief Magistrate Pamela Beckles had strong words for the man accused of last week’s robbery attack on two British visitors that received international attention.

However, it was not in relation to that charge, which is an indictable one.

Her chastisement came after Julian Orlando Hunte pleaded guilty to 15 of the 53 charges he faced when he appeared before her at the Oistins Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Explaining that she was limited in the amount of jail time she could impose for such crimes, the magistrate stressed to the young man the seriousness of burglary. She said it was one of those crimes that affected people for the rest of their lives and caused many victims to “look under their beds” long after the offence had taken place.

Hunte, also known as “Big Zeus”, was not allowed to plead to four offences relating to the daylight robbery of visitors Philip Prior, 72, and his wife Ann, 59, because they were indictable.

Marlon Gooding, 35, of St Philip, was jointly charged with Hunte with three counts of robbery, one of which pertained to the attack on Ann Prior. (MB/SD)

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Posted by Tanya Respect Forde 1 year, 7 months ago
The punishment must fit the crime...as well as the unwanted international exposure!

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Posted by young dennis 1 year, 7 months ago
stop the long tawk and lock dem up.

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Posted by Sarah Layne 1 year, 7 months ago
was this the man who shot the 2 visitors.. sooo.. where are the charges against him with the shooting and why isn't he remanded to Dodds for the rest of his life??? please.. someone.. correct me if I'm wrong...

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Posted by Bim Bum 1 year, 7 months ago
These are the persons who threatened the economy of an entire COUNTRY!
The name of that country is Barbados!

LIFE IMPRISONMENT..nothing less..for a charge of ECONOMIC TREASON against the economy of nearly three hundred thousand Barbados citizens and residents.

Want to bet they get 2 years or less?

Barbados Justice
--apart from being a oxymoronic term--
is a laughing stock!

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Posted by Tony Webster 1 year, 7 months ago
Looking at the photos of these two young men, I cannot escape asking myself, the same question as when I see a photo of a horrendous vehicular smash-up: HOW can we possibly learn from the event; exactly where did the car/driver/miscreant, "go off the rails" (literally and metaphorically)..so that we might avoid, or reduce, the chances of a recurrence? Yet each horror-story , for whatever reason, is obscurred by the turning page (or click of the mouse), and passes into silent oblivion. May I ask those of the fourth estate: could we at least try to interview some of these wayward folks (after all the legal dust has settled) and rescue SOME little good out of Nazareth?

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Posted by Rod mann 1 year, 7 months ago
as usual he will get a slap on the wrist put in a corner and in "two-twos" will be at it again ,the system here too lousy.

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Posted by Bajan Gal 1 year, 7 months ago
Two more young able-bodied men now up Dodds smh. Only got big brain for crime and negative things.

Our justice system leaves a lot to be desired but somehow I feel an example will be made of these two. And it would be rightfully so, we need to weed out those that trying to destroy this little land we call home.
Times are hard but work for what you want!

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Posted by G Philips 1 year, 7 months ago
That same one Julian Orlando Hunte was one that escaped police custody from Oistins police station a while back. If the police had done their job and kept him there on questioning of robberies he allegedly committed in the st philip and christ church areas, maybe those poor tourists would be happy at home after a wonderful trip....still glad the police eventually did their job and caught him...do not let him escape again!!

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Posted by ricardo smith 1 year, 7 months ago
Their physical appearances alone are enough to strike fear in most people's hearts. We cannot allow to miscreants to jeopardize the lives of so many people. Cotton is picking, canes are being cut, but they want easy money. Lock them up.

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