Mother warns son to stay off the blocks
“If you slip even once, I am not coming back!”
That was the firm warning a frustrated mother gave to her 18-year-old son today in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court before agreeing to serve as a surety so that he could be released on bail.
Devonta Andre Blackman of Block 2C, 1st Avenue, South Wildey, St Michael was on remand at HMP Dodds. Today, he was granted $3,000 bail.
However, his mother made her position clear in the No 2 Court presided over by Magistrate Douglas Frederick.
“All the trouble that you are giving, only your family has been there for you, especially me,” she said.
“I am only here because of your grandparents, not because I wholeheartedly want to be here. Stay off the blocks!
“If you slip even once, I am not coming back, even if you plead . . . or cry. Where are your friends now? Not one here to give you support,” Blackman’s mother added as she asked to court to impose a curfew on the teenager.
Blackman, who is charged with a 2013 offence of having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old, and two separate assault charges in 2014, was placed on an 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.
He returns to court on August 31.