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Man pleads guilty to threats

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Man pleads guilty to threats

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ROSEAU –  A 41-year-old man who threatened to harm his mother and burn down the house because he was not allowed to watch a cricket game on television was fined EC$800 (BDS$592) when he appeared in court here today.
The court was told that McNeal Burton, who pleaded guilty to the charge of threat, wanted to see the cricket game on May 4, but found that his 83-year-old mother was watching another programme.
He demanded that she change the channel and when she refused said “I just feel like beating you and burn the house.”
Burton was also fined EC$200 (BDS$148) for resisting arrest.
In handing down the sentence Magistrate Baptiste considered that the defendant had no previous offences in the last 10 years and did not waste the courts time by pleading guilty. (CMC)