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Teen given 2nd chance after threatening stepmother

January 12, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: npwsfhnnm.

first_imgA teenager who threatened to burn down his stepmother’s home was on Thursday given a chance to make amends when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Eighteen-year-old Edward Motilal, of Lot 113 Unity Village, East Coast Demerara (ECD), admitted to the charge after it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The Court heard that on July 30, 2018, at Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), he used threatening language towards his stepmother, Luanna Walker, whereby breaching the peace.According to facts presented to the Court, on the day in question, the defendant got into an argument with the Virtual Complainant (VC) over a pair of shoes and he threatened to burn the house down. The VC became afraid and made a report at the Diamond Police Outpost.In his defence, Motilal told the Court that he was abused by Walker and her daughter for wearing his brother’s shoes.“I just put on de shoe and went to lime with my friends on the corner, then I hear they calling me, but I didn’t go then, I see they come out to me and start slapping me and then de daughter pull off de shoe, then I start cuss up,” the teen explained.However, the VC’s daughter, who appeared on behalf of her mother, said that her stepbrother had a mental issue and as such, her mother wanted him to be removed from their home.The matter was discharged by the Chief Magistrate after it was related to her that Motilal had a mental health problem.last_img read more

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