Blame the booze

Washington ‘can’t recall’ threatening to kill his girlfriend

COURT TODAY BLOCKThe use of threatening language keeps landing Jeff Confield Washington in jail.

The 25-year-old resident of Lewis Gap, Green Hill, St Michael was Monday slapped with an eight-month prison sentence by District “A” Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant for threatening to kill his girlfriend Sunday.

“I gine kill you and you child. The police can’t save you. I gine kill you. When I left in here I gine come and look for you,” police said he told the woman.

In presenting the case, Sergeant Robert Jones said lawmen responded to a domestic dispute over the weekend and went to a house where the complainant had gone to get away from Washington after he had made the threats.

The woman led them to Washington’s house to warn him but he became aggressive so they arrested him. While at the District ‘A’ Police Station, Washington repeated his threats in the presence of the police and was charged, Jones told the court.

Washington said today he was “under the influence of alcohol and can’t remember everything.” He recalled falling asleep at the police station and “waking up to a charge sheet”.

In presenting his side, the man said his girlfriend had asked him to check her Facebook page to get a number for her, “and when I went there, I see she telling a man when he gine come and look fuh he son . . . and she only got one son”. When he confronted her about it, the woman admitted that he was not the boy’s father so he asked her, “How you could got me supporting a child that ain’t mine?”

Washington said he drank “all uh Friday night and all uh Saturday night” and was not certain what he said afterward.

He asked Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant to be lenient and to “place me or a bond or something ‘cause I got a next young child dey that going in Primary School and I is the only body working”.

Washington had previously served six months in jail for using threatening words towards Magistrate Graveney Bannister.

3 Responses to Blame the booze

  1. Hal Austin August 9, 2016 at 2:04 am

    Eight years for threatening behaviour. Barbadian aggressive behaviour is always threatening. But it is that magistrate again.
    What about being bound over or a protection order?

    • Sue Donym August 9, 2016 at 8:16 am

      Eight months, actually @Hal Austin

    • Donild Trimp August 9, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      Hal Austin this is a tricky one.

      I think I am agreeing with the eight month sentence in this particular instance.

      Eight months in prison may be the best protection for this woman.

      What will happen to her when this man gets out of jail is anybody’s guess but I do not give her much chance of longevity unless she restarts her life outside Barbados.

      It is a sad analysis but ——————————.


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