Carter jailed after nearly killing ‘good Samaritan’

A 20-year-old St Michael man has been ordered to spend the next 12 months in jail.

Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale handed down the sentence to Akeem Deshawn Carter of Cypress Street Friday afternoon in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court.

Carter was earlier charged with stealing a $25 purse, a $25 debit card, a $50 shop card, a $25 Barbados identification card, a $220 cellular phone and a phone case worth $25, as well as $454 in cash belonging to Shanelle Brandford on April 30, 2016.

He was also accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding David Forde on the same date.

“You could have killed that man [when] all he was trying to do was get the lady’s bag back . . . you having snatched it. All he did was be a good Samaritan,” Seale told Carter as he imposed the sentence.

“But what about the eight months that I spend in prison already Sir?” asked Carter.

Seale replied: “You understand you nearly kill and innocent man?”

Carter was then taken away to serve his sentence at HMP Dodds.

10 Responses to Carter jailed after nearly killing ‘good Samaritan’

  1. Ah
    Ah'sila Kennedy Cambridge-Blackman December 31, 2016 at 6:42 am

    These petty thieves

  2. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid December 31, 2016 at 7:19 am

    He hand should be off to…

  3. Diane Elaine Dias
    Diane Elaine Dias December 31, 2016 at 7:24 am

    These guys seem to know the law ” what about the 8months i already spend in jail” . What about it , son . What about the lady’s belongings she work hard for ?

  4. David Hall December 31, 2016 at 7:49 am

    The sentence is way too short , he should have been jailed for at least 5 years.

  5. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor December 31, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Not repentant stay put you crook

  6. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor December 31, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Only 20 yrs and he cant go and look fa work! I hope he ain’t live wid na parent… We got sons on blocks not working… Wa we expect since d devil does find work for idle hands! Parents wisen up and once wunna sons in wunna house mek dem find work! Lord… I see 2 lil guyanese boys coming down from st george every morning going to work… Not one aint pass 18 but dem wukking and bajan children pun blocks waiting to snatch a hard working person belongings!

  7. David E Hall
    David E Hall December 31, 2016 at 9:02 am

    This guy should have been sentenced for at least 5 years because it seems that he is without remorse as well as without understanding regarding the seriousness of what he has done.

  8. Claire Battershield
    Claire Battershield December 31, 2016 at 9:11 am

    And I would tell him sorry that was not enough and add 5 years to it .

  9. sunshinecanada December 31, 2016 at 10:34 am

    thanks Claire, well said,

  10. Rick December 31, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Problem is that there are so many people going to prison they are soon going to be talking about building more prisions, which I hope don’t happen…bring back the cat-o-nine for some of this smaller crimes and carry out the flogging in public to help deter the those young criminals to be. Prision just seem to be making these criminals better at their chosen criminal trades


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