Teenage boy without clothes after brother torches his belongings
A 27-year-old from Redemption Sharpes has admitted to using fire to damage the belongings of his 14-year-old brother.
The accused, who was legally unrepresented, was remanded into custody on the charge after pleading guilty at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court yesterday, March 2.
It was put to the 27-year-old that he did, on February 28, without lawful excuse, damage by fire, a quantity of clothing, a trophy and three medals belonging to a 14-year-old of the same address. The incident is said to have occurred at 11:55pm.
It has been confirmed that the victim, who carries the same last name as the accused, is his brother.
When Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett asked whether the complainant was present, Prosecutor Corlene Samuel informed that the 14-year-old had no clothes, and therefore could not come to court.
Hearing this, Burnett adjourned the matter to today, March 3, so that the teenager may attain some clothes from social services, and be present in court for the continuation of the matter.
In the meantime, his elder brother spent the night in jail.