New home for Fontenelle
A young man who broke into his mother’s home and used her amenities late last year, has found a new home.
Christopher Jean-Claude Fontenelle’s mother evicted him in 2013, after she said he had become delinquent over a period of time.
Fontenelle is unemployed and has no fixed place of abode.
He pleaded guilty to that first offence before acting Magistrate Alliston Seale in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court earlier this year.
That was for going to his mother’s house last November 13, ripping out some of her louvres and throwing a rock which broke one of her windows. This happened after she confronted him about being there.
The 22-year-old reappeared before acting Magistrate Alliston Seale again on Tuesday, where he admitted to trespassing and damaging a door at the same residence.
According to Sergeant Neville Reid, Fontenelle climbed through a window of the house on March 25, entered and used the bathroom facilities. His siblings who were at home at the time, saw him do so.
When Fontenelle’s mother arrived, she again confronted him about being inside the house. He left and went into the yard, telling her that he wanted to take a bath.
When the mother told him to leave the premises, Fontenelle became angry; he kicked and slammed the kitchen door, damaging it.
“It is a really sad thing that you had to find yourself back at your mother’s house,” acting Magistrate Seale said.
A probation report was ordered and the accused was offered $1 000 bail.
It was at this stage that two women inside the courtroom offered to stand as sureties for Fontenelle and give him shelter. Asked whether they knew Fontenelle, the pair said they did not.
“They still have good people in Barbados,” the acting Magistrate said. “They have people that feel for you…don’t disappoint these people…You must be able to control your anger,” Seale stressed.
The matter was adjourned until July 21, by which time the probation report should be ready.