Two confess to robberies
After denying that they broke into two homes two years ago, a Grazettes, St Michael duo threw in the towel earlier this week before Magistrate Christopher Birch, and confessed to committing the crimes.
Zeco Francis Holder and Kemar Romal Griffith, both 22, appeared on Tuesday in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court, to face charges of entering the homes of Lionel Harrison and Henderson Alleyne on March 13, 2013.
Evidence was about to be taken from Alleyne when one of the accused held down his head and the other began hyperventilating as the complainant entered the courtroom. That prompted the Magistrate to ask whether they wanted to say something to the court.
Both Holder and Griffith immediately changed their plea. They stole three watches and other items from Harrison’s home, with a total value of $1,270.
From Alleyne’s home, they made off with five rings, an Ipad, one watch and a chain. Those items were worth $4,800.
Alleyne told the court that above all else, he wanted back his wedding ring which he never got the chance to wear. However, Holder said he threw the items in a cane field but by the time he returned there with police, they were gone.
Having spent six months on remand after they were originally charged, Magistrate Birch sentenced the pair to time served in relation to the offence against Harrison.
For the matter involving Alleyne, Griffith was sentenced to 18 months which was suspended for two years. He was further ordered to pay $3,000 in compensation by December 1.
Holder, who is currently serving time, was sentenced to 18 months to run concurrently with the time being served.