Man sentenced for stabbing housemate

December 07, 2017

A 27-year-old man was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment yesterday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court after he pleaded guilty to using a knife to stab his housemate multiple times.

Allegations are that on November 16, Richard Barr used a knife to stab his elderly housemate because he was making noise late in the night.

When Presiding Judge Judith Pusey asked Barr why he committed the act, he said: "Him always a knock pot in a di middle night and mi always a tell him to stop."

Pusey said that the only reason Barr didn't get the maximum punishment was because he pleaded guilty.

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