17-year-old sent to jail

COURT TODAY BLOCKMalachi Isaiah Knight completed only 80 of the 180 hours of community service ordered by a Bridgetown court last year after he had pleaded guilty to unlawfully and maliciously wounding Kiron Lashley.

At the time, Magistrate Graveney Bannister also ordered Knight to undergo counselling for violence and granted him bail, pending the completion of the community service.

Back in court today, the 17-year-old youth of Bonnetts, Brittons Hill, St Michael received the alternative sentence of nine months in prison on the original wounding charge, when he reappeared before Magistrate Bannister.

It came about because while Knight was on bail, he appeared in another court on three charges, including the use of a firearm. He was remanded to HMP Dodds as a result and could not finish the community service.

Knight had been assigned to the National Conservation Commission (NCC) and was assisting in cleaning beaches. The alternative sentence was imposed today when Knight’s community service-related progress report was due.

6 Responses to 17-year-old sent to jail

  1. Lloyd Lewis
    Lloyd Lewis August 26, 2015 at 6:35 am

    I wonder if this goverment know that just now we will have to get more prison

  2. Tony Webster August 26, 2015 at 7:50 am

    This hard to believe. Free education was invested in this young man…for what? Had he not a father, a mum, some siblings., , a couple cousins, aunts, aunties, and grands? Gods Parents too? Did his teachers not “Try with him”?

    While this is miles-removed from from a ” proper statistical, empirical analysis”…one presumes this has a scintilla of meaning, not only for our policy-makers, but for us as individuals?

    What a waste! This child could have turned out, with our help, God’s, and his own efforts…into a real human-being!

  3. harry turnover August 26, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Wunna meking sport wid dese young criminals…wunna got dese young people doing wha dey doing.

    FIVE YEARS is what he should have gotten.If space at Dodds is limited open back up Glendairy and rammed some a dem in dey.

  4. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 26, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Community Service should be given for minor offences. This Genetically Modified Juvenile Delinquent is a born criminal, he has no respect for the law and will continue to get involved in violent criminal activity. Counselling for violence is an excuse for a get out of jail free card. Keep him in a cell within a cell.

  5. Angela Thompson Branch
    Angela Thompson Branch August 26, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    People sorry I have to say this but I hope the time spent in jail will change him.Trust me 17 sound young but you people do not know the half of it. Please do not blame the government,the school,the teacher.I will say no more.


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