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Man robs little brother of $200 - Child's pants torn to get the money
Christopher Thomas, STAR Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

A St James man who robbed his stepbrother of $200, tearing the child's pants in the process, was remanded by the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court.

Nicola Facey, 21, from Lima, pleaded guilty on Friday to robbery with violence and will be sentenced on February 15.

Allegations say on December 11, 2012, the child was sent to a shop with $200, but Facey held him up and took the money.

Facey admitted robbing the child, claiming the incident stemmed from a long-standing dispute between him and his stepfather - the youngster's father.

"When I was taking the money from my brother, he was pulling away and his pants tear a little. I told him to give me the money and he was resisting to give me, so I pushed my hand in his pocket," Facey told Resident Magistrate Sandria Wong-Small. "When I was little, this man (the stepfather) burned my mother with rum. A man I know wanted me to do some work over his (stepfather's) place, but he and I don't agree."

The stepfather told the court that Facey threatened to kill him. "He (Facey) came over to my place and I said that I don't want him there because he said he was going to kill me so I sent the little boy to buy credit to call the police," said the stepfather.

RM Wong-Small, harshly reprimanded Facey for his treatment of his stepbrother and ordered a social enquiry report to assist in sentencing him.

"Look at this little boy, what him do you? You can't treat your brother like that. This little one didn't do anything, and you had no right to do that," said Wong-Small. "With manhood comes responsibility, so you must take responsibility for the things that you do."

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