240 hours of community work for Bjerkhamn
JOHAN?BJERKHAMN was given 240 hours community service and placed on probation for two years with the attached condition that he continues to receive psychological counselling.
In addition, Magistrate Barbara Cooke-Alleyne, who handed down the decision in the high profile case earlier today, also recommended that Bjerkhamn, a gun dealer, whose 11-year-old son Luke died from a gun shot wound, after a gun Bjerkhamn was cleaning went off, should no longer be allowed to deal with firearms.
Bjerkhamn, 40, had previously pleaded guilty to the charge that on April 11, being a person over the age of 16 years and having custody of Luke Bjerkhamn, a child under the age of 16 to wit 11 years, wilfully exposed the said child in amnner likely to cause injury to his health.
Today he sat glum faced in the prisoner’s dock at the Holetown Magistrate Court as Magistrate Cooke-Alleyne read a type-written three and a quarter page statement to the court, outlining the case, evidence pertaining to Bjerkhamn’s mental health and the mitigating factors. (MB)