South Rivers man gets maximum sentence for trespassing
The farmers of South Rivers will now be able to have some peace and enjoy the fruits of their labour.
This is the view of prosecutor at the Georgetown Magistrateâs Court Delroy Tittle, which he expressed recently, when Jamal Miller was sentenced to two years in prison.
On Thursday, August 31, Miller, 27, pleaded guilty to trespassing on the premises of Neil McMillan, with intent to commit an offence. McMillan, in his report to the Colonarie Police Station, expressed his disgust, as it wasnât the first time he had run into problems with Miller.
Magistrate Burnett told Miller he really does not know whatâs going on with him, seeing he just returned from prison.
In response, Miller asked the magistrate for leniency, promising to do better in the future.
âIf yo gimme ah chance me go baptise and change me life around,â Miller pleaded. He also noted that when heâs in prison, he farms, but his family members refuse to visit him.
âMe mommy nah come, no sister, no brother, nobody nah come see me.â
Prosecutor Tittle told the court that when Miller is in prison, the hard-working farmers of South Rivers get a chance to reap their labour, but when heâs around, farmers have to compete with him.
âAll he does is steal peopleâs crops. I ask that you impose a long sentence,â Tittle concluded.
In passing his judgement, magistrate Rickie Burnett said, âMr Jamal, this is your fifth conviction; in 2012, I bonded you; in 2013 you got six months; 2013 again in July 12 months; 2015, 12 months and January, 6 months. The maximum sentence for this offence is two years. Mr Miller youâre sentenced to two years in prison.â