Son reaches out to ‘victim’ for help

After spending the night in Dodds prison on a charge of assaulting his mother, 26-year-old Rico Kevin Prescod of 1st Avenue, Spring Garden, Black Rock was back in court this afternoon.

However, Prescod was reduced to tears when for the second time in as many days he found himself in the docks with no one to stand as a surety for his bail.

Ironically, it was his mother he turned to for help in calling his uncle to post bail on his behalf.

“That’s the only person that near me that can call,” Prescod told Magistrate Douglas Frederick between tears.

“I very sorry . . . I will not put myself in that position again,” he added before the magistrate called on his mother, Barbara Prescod – who he is accused of throwing a metal pipe at and shoving in the shoulder – to state her position on her son’s request.

“I just want my child to behave himself,” she said.

In response, Frederick told the woman she would need to face up to the untenable situation before her.

“All you do is call the police all the time and then he gets arrested and you come and dismiss the case. You come as a bleeding heart all the time. You bleeding for him but he isn’t bleeding for you,” the magistrate said.

He pointed out that the last time the mother had called the police for  her son it was for “breaking a TV” and “this time he run you with a piece of iron.

“Who knows what will happen next,” he said.

However, the mother said she wanted to dismiss the case, while requesting counseling for her son to help him deal with his temper.

The magistrate said the court could not facilitate the process, as there was no longer a case against the accused.

“You have to get it on your own,” he therefore advised the mother.

65 Responses to Son reaches out to ‘victim’ for help

  1. Clifford Small
    Clifford Small September 20, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Give him a chance

    • J-mott September 21, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      A chance to do what, kill her?

  2. Clifford Small
    Clifford Small September 20, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Everyone deserves a second chance

    • Guto Owen
      Guto Owen September 21, 2017 at 5:57 am

      Sounds like he has had a few chances!

    • Valerie Hoyte
      Valerie Hoyte September 21, 2017 at 11:17 am

      Did you read what the judge response was? This is no isolated incident?

  3. The Negrocrat September 20, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    A wise magistrate. A foolish mother

  4. Beverley Dixon
    Beverley Dixon September 20, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    He needs psychiatric evaluation.

  5. Jean-Marie Jamar
    Jean-Marie Jamar September 20, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    He seem to be getting chances. He needs to heed to them. This is heart breaking. As a parent i can understand how his mother is feeling but that’s her son and she wont be able to watch him hurt. It is just parent instinct. I hope he behaves and see that his mother cares for him and she is the only person he can turn to. Control your anger partner jail is not the place for you

  6. Lineth Nanton Greenidge
    Lineth Nanton Greenidge September 20, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    He need help may he get the help he needed in Jesus Lord look down on our youth of today

  7. Avery Bowen
    Avery Bowen September 20, 2017 at 11:16 pm


  8. Larry Thompson
    Larry Thompson September 20, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    how old is his mother

  9. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry September 20, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Lef dem dey…

  10. Africa EmpressNyah
    Africa EmpressNyah September 20, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Both mother and Son need help fast. .mentally. .emotionally ..they ain’t the only dread

  11. Ejd September 20, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    You guys do not read well. This is not the first time. His mother usually calls the police and then asks for the case to be dismissed.

  12. Charles Alleyne
    Charles Alleyne September 20, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Any man that hits his mother is worst than a dog ..could you imagine who else he would want to hit.Parents need to apply tough love

  13. Adrian Hinds September 21, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Calling the police is symbolic of what he needed as a kid. Hope he can find the will to change his thinking, and to control his emotions.

  14. Adrian Allison
    Adrian Allison September 21, 2017 at 12:23 am

    And you know what ?
    She’ll help him too until he attacks her again.
    This is a form of domestic abuse and thus will be the cycle until she kills him in defence of her life or he kills her after one of his attacks.
    God help both of them !!!

    • Jewel Forde
      Jewel Forde September 21, 2017 at 5:43 am

      Agreed! His attacks are escalating.

    • Valerie Hoyte
      Valerie Hoyte September 21, 2017 at 11:06 am

      It is parental abuse. He will likely kill her and it May not be his intention but it maybe the end result. The boy has anger issues with aggression, maybe low impulse. He needs help but a time out in Dodds maybe all that is needed for reflection and introspection. It could prove to be a good cleanser. Too bad she dropped the charges. The court needs to proceed even when folk drop charges in terms of abuse and violence

    • Adrian Allison
      Adrian Allison September 21, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Valerie Hoyte, I disagree with you that a timeout at Dodds may solve this problem.
      Incarceration at a penal institution is likely to aggravate this situation further because what he needs is some form of mental rehabilitation or conditioning and until he receives that psychological help it is only likely that this situation will esculate because chances are he is likely to blame his mother for his current incarceration .

    • Jewel Forde
      Jewel Forde September 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      I agree with Valerie on this point…the court needs to take the decision out of the mother’s hands and deal with him as an individual who is k own to the court and therefore needs help to rehabilitate him. Prison is not what he needs.

    • Valerie Hoyte
      Valerie Hoyte September 21, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Adrian Allison, you may be right or you maybe wrong. I don’t know. The man has not had a psychosocial assessment so I absolutely don’t know what his issues are. And I didn’t assert with absolute certainty that Dodds will cure him. What I said is maybe it is what is needed for reflection and this is what I mean: anger stems from many things, and often all that is needed is a break away from the situation so that you can work it out or sometimes you need total removal, or professional help for you to work through the issue. Since none of us were given the underlying cause of behavior all we can do is speculate and assume and no one is right or wrong.

    • Adrian Allison
      Adrian Allison September 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      That’s true Valerie Hoyte

  15. Sonia Seale
    Sonia Seale September 21, 2017 at 1:41 am

    I wonder what he was like as a child.

  16. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite September 21, 2017 at 1:50 am

    He must learn….3rd strike and your out !
    Everyone deserves a 2nd chance….!

  17. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce September 21, 2017 at 2:29 am

    His mother need a reality check, how many chances can one give? The young man got no respect for himself or mum. As soon as one can’t do as one like, he throws a tantrum, incapable of reasoning without displaying threatening behaviour, which leads to physical abuse. Book him in for an assessment at Jenkins before he cause seriously harm or injury do.

  18. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley September 21, 2017 at 4:35 am

    26 and you hit your mother, I guess the only time he might be sorry is when she’s in the mortuary after he’s hit her for the final time. Crocodile tears wont wash when you kill her.

  19. Tawnya Archer
    Tawnya Archer September 21, 2017 at 6:10 am

    Why is she wasting the court’s time. There are other important matters pending.

  20. Pam Carew
    Pam Carew September 21, 2017 at 6:40 am

    To each his own but if one of mine do it the first time i will forgive them and love them from a distance, not giving them a second chance to try again. His mum will have to know how much she can take….

  21. Loretta Green
    Loretta Green September 21, 2017 at 6:53 am

    She want charging for wasting the court’s time…

  22. Keith Forde
    Keith Forde September 21, 2017 at 7:06 am


  23. Charmaine Gulstone
    Charmaine Gulstone September 21, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Just like many other young men he is crying out for help and is being ignored. There is free counselling and his mother needs to assist him and stop saying he needs help and don’t do anything to help

    • Sharon Jacobs
      Sharon Jacobs September 21, 2017 at 7:55 am

      wattt.. he is 26. not 16..

    • Charmaine Gulstone
      Charmaine Gulstone September 21, 2017 at 8:02 am

      He may be 26 and we consider him to be a man but regardless to age he still needs help. We here in Barbados is to quit to throw young ppl like him to the curb bcause of age. I know what I am talking about and unless you have worn the shoe you won’t understand.

      Too many of our young ppl including girls have a lot of anger issues and we feel that bcause of age they are men and women but the issue is still there and not being dealt with then we throw our hand up in the air and want to know what is wrong with our young ppl

    • Valerie Hoyte
      Valerie Hoyte September 21, 2017 at 11:14 am

      If someone pushes you and runs at you with a piece of iron, is it fair to expect that you should be held accountable for that persons behavior, actions and mental health?
      I am not sure the mom is the one to provide the nudge for MH care, she herself needs counseling as she has enabled this boy and obviously has not allowed him to develop as a man. She has picked him up each time he screwed up even when he needs to take ownership.

    • Donna Haynes
      Donna Haynes September 21, 2017 at 3:14 pm


  24. d-collie-man September 21, 2017 at 7:33 am

    nuffen n wrong wid d youte-man..
    it is d mother dat needs counseling ..

  25. Princess M R Charles
    Princess M R Charles September 21, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Look no child if mine is hitting me either you leave my place or I ending ya I don’t understand thus generation I am 50 plus and would never even raise my voice to my parents this kind of thing does really get on my nerves need help he know good enough what he doing

    • Adrian Allison
      Adrian Allison September 21, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      I agree with your solutions but every generation has it’s misfits and although you or I would not have even dare think about doing something so disgusting they were those even in our generation who did just that so it’s not unique to this generation.

  26. Sylvia Sparkling Walrond
    Sylvia Sparkling Walrond September 21, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Deborah Walwyn can you imagine?

  27. Sophia Branch
    Sophia Branch September 21, 2017 at 8:13 am

    He needs tuff love the Bible say Honour your mother and father Cleary he needs help may be he is on drugs but he needs help

  28. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor September 21, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Honor your father and mother, that your days will be long which the Lord our God give you.,…. Shameful

  29. Kathy-Ann Prescod
    Kathy-Ann Prescod September 21, 2017 at 8:26 am

    I am sorry but if a man hits his mother he would hit anyone. He doesn’t care about anyone. We as parents have to take charge of our kids from birth because if you don’t this is what’s going to happen. Parenting for some isn’t easy so you need to show that you are parent and not they friend.

  30. Lauraine Clarke
    Lauraine Clarke September 21, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Mummy you need to give him that tough loving.

  31. Thunder September 21, 2017 at 8:55 am

    This is a perfect example why men will not change,no boy child should ever disrespect their mother, and until this mother gets tough,he will not change,this man has no respect,and I was not bringing him back to live with me.
    Now you see how hard prison is you are crying,in my opinion you are just crying wolf,I hope the next lash you get doesn’t cost you your life,this is why we need fathers around,because I can guarantee you if his father lived there, he would have been dealt with a long time ago.
    Women it is time you realise you cannot do it alone,it is OK when boys are small,but when they become men they need a mature man around,your soft heart will not cure him,but hardears you won’t hear own way you will feel.

  32. Blessed Bobb
    Blessed Bobb September 21, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Any man who hits their mother wants breaking up,this is the woman who gave you life are you crazy, I DON’T care how he cried I was leaving him there, these young men need to be accountable,but I encourage fathers to get involved in such cases she is soft hearted,and she will learn the hard way,but in my opinion she needs to put him out,and let him stand on is own two feet,because no child who couldn’t respect me was living at me.

  33. Edwena Headley
    Edwena Headley September 21, 2017 at 10:05 am

    If this is a habit and it seems. The pipe now. No respect for mum unless you need her. Please seek help before it becomes tragic. Honor your mother and father that thy days may be long in the land. Jesus take the wheel here

  34. just observing September 21, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Treating the court like a Panadol. Headache gone till she needs the next dose. He is disrespectful and I would let him get a dose of jail. Can’t let him ending up killing me. I can get children , children can’t get me. Lol

  35. Nashauny Armstrong
    Nashauny Armstrong September 21, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Man she crazy, how will he change if she don’t let him bare the grind #toughlove

  36. Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor September 21, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Wonders where he will be living……..

  37. Marion Clarke
    Marion Clarke September 21, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Boy ,yuh mother is your mother,she get yuh ,she carry yuh ,she feed yuh ,nurse yuh bath yuh and clean yuh shitty ass and now you wants to hit she yuh want yuh damn hand break ,sorry loser.

  38. Jason Quintyne
    Jason Quintyne September 21, 2017 at 11:21 am


  39. Deenee Thomas
    Deenee Thomas September 21, 2017 at 11:44 am

    The best thing she can do for both of them, she get counselling, and let spend his time in jail. If she can get counselling for him while he is there, ok. She needs to stop being an enabler, and he needs to stop his disgusting behavior.

  40. Cindy Rampersad
    Cindy Rampersad September 21, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    He needs prayers

  41. culturedan September 21, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Word to the mother I feel your pain I’ve been tgeresnd dine that nowmy son would never be free again think about that.

  42. culturedan September 21, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Word to mother I’ve been there and done that now my son would never be free again. These kids needs help and the only one that they would accept it from is the parents, but us parents has to understand that it is a tough step that has to be made and the only step to save our kids.

  43. Valentine Howell
    Valentine Howell September 21, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    A mother love is deep for her child but he don’t deserve a another chance if he can hit his mother who give him life and love what will he do to her next the judge is right but he forgot to tell him honour thy mother and father as you can see we will read soon son kill mother

  44. Carlson Pascal
    Carlson Pascal September 21, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Again, they keep getting these ages wrong….

  45. Lavenne Walcott
    Lavenne Walcott September 21, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    He want lost in way in prison ass

  46. Cassandra Bowen
    Cassandra Bowen September 21, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Some people only learn in Prison and he should be there for a while, but I guess she does not understand the severity of the situation at hand.

  47. Miche September 24, 2017 at 5:46 am

    This mother is not freeing her son,she is trying to free her guilt…. she failed to instill within him the discipline necessary in raising a child with respect and other necessities ,,,,heaven help her,and any whom he come in contact later on.
    The court need the power to override such decisions ,He is known to the court for such repeated actions,and the mother then wasting the court,police and all concerned in the case so far,We could as well add Prison workers to the list


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