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Goat thief gets 1 year in jail


Winfield Sam, a 21-year-old unemployed young man of Questelles will have to spend one year behind bars. He will also have to pay a fine of $200 by 28th October 2005 or face a further three months imprisonment.

On Monday July 25 at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, he admitted to stealing a goat belonging to Jennifer McKie on June 9, 2005, and selling its meat in Kingstown. {{more}}

The young lad threw himself at the mercy of the court and asked for leniency as he had his house rent to pay. Prior to passing sentence, Senior Magistrate, Carl Joseph asked Sam “Why you thief the woman goat? She has two children, you don’t think she has responsibility? There is enough shelter over there (prison) for you. Free food and living, you can stay as long as you want, you don’t have to pay rent.”

Sam is currently serving a six month sentence for a previous offence.