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November 24, 2012
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Spalding High past student granted bail


Soniel Anderson, the 18-year-old man who was caught on camera breaking into a computer laboratory at the Spalding High School in Clarendon on September 3 this year, was granted bail when he reappeared in the Mandeville Resident Magistrate's Court recently.

He was granted bail after his father pleaded with Resident Magistrate Desrene Alleyne to release him. He was granted a $40,000 bail bond with conditions.

Anderson, who is a past student of Spalding High School, was ordered by Resident Magistrate Alleyne to stay off the street between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day. He was also ordered to visit the Probation Office in Mandeville for counselling. He is booked to reappear in the Mandeville Resident Court on January 30, 2013 for sentencing.

When he first appeared in court on September 19 to answer to break-in and larceny charges, Anderson pleaded guilty and told the magistrate that he was a prominent track-and-field star at his school when his sports gear were stolen one evening after training and seanced (obeahed); and from then he has not stopped stealing.

Anderson, who cut two iron gates, pried a burglar bar from a window and broke a glass window to gain entry into the computer lab from which he stole two laptops, one desktop computer, a 500-megabytes hard drive, mouse, keyboard and other computer accessories was ordered remanded until November 14 for sentencing.

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