44-year-old placed on bond for harassment
A man who harassed a woman and used threatening words to her on January 15 this year, changed his plea today in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
Keith Fitzgerald Henderson Batson, 44, of no fixed place of abode, told a woman at City Mall, Roebuck Street, The City: “I hate you. I am going to chop you up. When I come across Nelson Street, I would chop you up.”
Batson was arrested and later remanded when he appeared in court. He also spent time at the Psychiatric Hospital undergoing evaluation.
That institution advised that Batson simply needed to manage his medication better but did not need to return there.
Today he explained to Magistrate Douglas Frederick that he had alcohol and marijuana that night and was sorry for his actions. He said he intended to apologize to the complainant as well.
He was placed on a bond to keep the peace for three months and ordered not to go near the woman. If he breaches the bond, he will spend a month in jail.