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May 12, 2014
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Pig thief gets community service

A man who stole two pigs from a farmer in Riverton City, St Andrew, was sentenced to 150 hours of community service when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Friday.

Charged with praedial larceny is 20-year-old Octavia Sterling from a Pembrook Hall address in St Andrew.

Sterling pleaded guilty to the offence, and begged the court for mercy.

He said: "Your Honour, I won't be the first and the last person to be influenced by bad company. I went and troubled his blessings that God gave him. I spent two weeks at Hunts Bay (Police Station), and it felt like two months."

Reports are that Sterling was accosted minutes after 3 on the morning in question, with the two pigs in his possession.

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey asked the complainant how many pigs he owned, and he said 50.

RM Pusey said, "Not even a drink of water during your community service!"

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