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Teenager awaits fate

COURT TODAY BLOCKIt will be a couple of months before a student who threw a rock through a minibus earlier this year knows his fate.

That is because Kadeem Tioran Wilkinson, 16, from Todds Land, St George has to await a presentencing report. He pleaded guilty yesterday to intentionally damaging a windscreen belonging to Hallam Drayton on July 1.

Wilkinson appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court No. 2.

The incident took place at Fairchild Street Market where the complainant had parked a minibus. There was a brief exchange between the two and as he was about to drive off, the teen threw a stone through the windscreen, breaking it, the Court heard.

Speaking to Wilkinson yesterday, the magistrate referred to the $5,000 worth of damage and questioned how he would pay for it. Wilkinson replied that his grandmother would pay for it.

“Is that how you do it?” the magistrate asked, “You go out there, do a lot of damage amounting to over $5 000 and then say your grandmother is going to pay for it? Where is she going to get the money from?”

The student said he did not know.

7 Responses to Teenager awaits fate

  1. Violeta Patricia Piggott
    Violeta Patricia Piggott September 17, 2015 at 10:37 am

    He needs to get a after school job n pay it he self let his Granny keep her money den he won’t do stupidness any more smh

  2. Jema Goodluck
    Jema Goodluck September 17, 2015 at 11:08 am

    That Grandmother should let that child learn the hard way in order to help him know there’s a price for stupidity.

  3. Rosalind Eastmond
    Rosalind Eastmond September 17, 2015 at 11:23 am

    If I was Granny …
    No Way… would I take the little Pension and Pay for Him .
    He will have to get Punished …For Real .

  4. Observer September 18, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Again the courts pita patting these you wannabes thugs send his ass up to Dodds for about 30 days let him get the feel of Dodds and when he comes out let him clean up the seaweed on one of those beaches in barbados spear not the rod and spoil the child one small crime normally turns into a big crime the system needs to send a strong message to these punks

  5. Katrina September 18, 2015 at 8:06 am

    D child say granny not even he mudda well dis gt me lick up lo

  6. dave September 18, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    The World seems to have been overtaken by ignorant people -young and old. Education system has failed. Too many teachers not teaching just working to pay mortgage

  7. C S C. September 21, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I do agree with Observer 1000% . The courts are much too lenient on these young thugs. If at 16 years of age he has such an anger problem ,I could only imagine that if by chance he could have gotten his hands on a gun or a knife at the same moment he committed the offense it probably would have been a murder charge instead ,or attempted murder.
    It is awfully worrisome to read about the wave of violence being committed on almost a daily basis by our young people . I beg to ask the question . Why all the hate , anger ? Is this what the future of Barbados will be? let the punishment fit the crime, bring back the cat, the death penalty or any form of punoshment that will act as a deterrent to these lawless and mental cowards who after commiting these heinous crimes ,run and try to hide, often crying like babies when caught and brought to Justice.
    I say throw everything ,line, sinker and adequate jail time at them.Maybe, just maybe others would take note and hear what transpired while in jail and would think twice.


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