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July 29, 2014
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Son ordered to pay for damage to stepfather's car

Bjorn Burke, Staff Reporter

A man accused of spitefully destroying a part of his stepfather's motor vehicle following a dispute was ordered to pay a fine when he appeared before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Thursday.

Charged with malicious destruction of property is Creston Hussey.

Allegations are that on the day of the incident, Hussey and his stepfather, who is the complainant, got into a brief altercation which led to the accused using a sizeable stone to break the sunroof portion of the vehicle during the squabble. The court heard that the accused man is believed to have caused $73,280 in damages, the cost to properly repair the vehicle."The stone accidentally drop inna the sunroof of the car," explained Hussey.

Repayment

The complainant requested of Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey that Hussey work and pay over funds in instalments at any police station in order until his costs are recouped.

"I don't have the wherewithal to make that kind of an arrangement. They don't have any receipt book at the station," RM Pusey replied, adding that her order for him to make a full payment in court should suffice. Subsequently, the sitting magistrate ordered Hussey to return to court on August 31 for a mention hearing, allowing him time to gather the sum.

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