6 months for robbing deputy DPP

December 01, 2015

A 23-year-old man who robbed a deputy director of public prosecution at the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court last month was sentenced to six months' hard labour at the same court on Thursday.

He is Kemar Burton from Spanish Town, St Catherine. Burton was sentenced by Resident Magistrate Tara Reid-Carr.

Allegation are that in early October, the deputy director was pounced upon in a restricted area of the court's compound by Burton, who was wearing a mask. Burton demanded money and was given $100. He then ran from the compound and escaped.

Burton, was picked up a week later by police personnel manning the court. He later confessed that he had only begged the money.

Burton, who refused legal representation from the Legal Aid Council, pleaded guilty to larceny.

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