Voices told me to do it - Arson accused remanded for psychiatric evaluation

November 02, 2015

Voices told me to do it

An arson accused who told the court that he heard voices telling him to "kill him, kill him and bun it dung" was remanded for psychiatric evaluation.

He is Max Hood, 35, unemployed of Old Harbour in St Catherine.

When Hood appeared before the Old Harbour Resident Magistrate's Court recently, it was revealed that the file is incomplete.

The presiding Resident Magistrate told the accused that he needs help and he agreed.

"Yes, Miss, from mi go a prison in 2010, a pure tings a happen to mi. Is like mi feel dat everybaddy at chat mi, mi affi do dem sumpting," Hood said.

He was remanded until November 13, when the matter will be rementioned.

Allegations are that on September 4, about 10:30 a.m., the complainant was at home in Old Harbour, when the accused, who is said to be mentally challenged, lit a bottle torch and flung it on here house, extensively burning and damaging it.

A report was made to the Old Harbour police and following an investigation, Hood was charged with arson and malicious destruction of property.

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