Fireworks in court after mother withdraws as son’s surety
A mother and son came to high words in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court this morning after the woman removed herself as her son’s surety.
Henderson Levere Roberts accused his mother of being a liar and deliberately trying to have him to returned to jail.
Roberts had pleaded not guilty some time ago to seven charges of theft, robbery and intent to rob.
The 29-year-old was granted bail last July under the conditions that he reside with his mother in The Pine, St Michael, surrender his passport and report to a police station twice weekly.
However, when his case was called this morning, his mother told the court she no longer wanted to stand as surety for Roberts since, “he does curse me all the time”.
“He giving a lot of trouble home and people all ‘bout the Pine frighten for him,” the woman told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.
“He tell me he would cut off my head and go in prison and sit down fuh me,” she added.
Roberts interjected and boisterously told the court that since he went home a year ago he had not run afoul of the law.
“That is a lie Mam. So why I ain’t cut off she head in a year and I would do it now? Why she ain’t went and report it to the police?’ he asked. “She trying to put me back in jail?”
“You want help Henderson,” the mother responded.
“Wait. I could be giving trouble and I got my ID card to go and report to the police station and I looking fuh work? You could ask at the police station . . . I never miss a day,” he said. Even as the court asked Roberts to be quiet and give his mother a chance to speak, he continued with his outburst that, “just so she come and withdraw my bail and to mek my life more harder than what it is and I change my life? Who send she down here? I ain’t robbing nobody to give nobody no money and go back in jail?” he concluded.
Cuffy-Sargeant remanded Roberts to prison until September 19.