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Threatening remarks earn landscaper nine months in jail

COURT TODAY BLOCKA landscaper was jailed for nine months today, after appearing in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court.

When Erskine Leo Belgrave went to court last month, he denied using threatening words toward Stacia Greenidge. Today, he changed his plea before Chief Magistrate Pamela Beckles and admitted telling the complainant on June 6: “You, yuh ****ing idiot, you tell you man that I does trouble you? I gine ****ing kill you and your man.”

According to the facts which Station Sergeant Rudolph Burnett read, Belgrave and the complainant were previously involved and have two children together.

The relationship ended in 2007 due to abuse, and a court conviction that led to Belgrave serving two years in jail.

Over the past few years, the 41-year-old had been dropping remarks at Greenidge whenever he saw her. These escalated to threats earlier this year.

On June 6, as the complainant was leaving her home, Belgrave passed and made the threat to her.

Chief Magistrate Beckles expressed her concern that having already had a matter where he wounded the same woman, Belgrave was back before the court again.

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