‘Get out of my court!’ – Chief Magistrate Young
From the Courts
February 19, 2013
‘Get out of my court!’ – Chief Magistrate Young

The man who is alleged to have threatened to kill this country’s prime minister, was yesterday held in contempt of court by Chief Magistrate Sonya Young.{{more}}

Anthony Hamilton will be held at Her Majesty’s Prison for the next two days, after he was warned several times by the magistrate to keep quiet.

Hamilton, a convicted rapist who was released from prison just over a week ago, was brought before the Serious Offences Court on February 11, 2013 and charged with making use of threatening language to wit: “Anytime I come out of prison, I will kill the Prime Minister”.

The threats are said to have been made between December 2010 and February 2011, at Her Majesty’s Prisons.

Hamilton was denied bail.

He re-appeared in court yesterday for remand.

When he was called up to be remanded, Hamilton told the Chief Magistrate that the case for which he is charged has been going on since 2011.

“It is an allegation and I don’ get no justice. Dem keep me in jail for this. Is a spite thing,” he said.

The Chief Magistrate told Hamilton that she was not going to revisit bail on his matter, which is set to be heard on March 28, and that he would have to apply to the High Court to seek bail.

Stating that he did not understand what the magistrate meant, Hamilton continued speaking in a loud voice. He was told repeatedly to stop.

He was then asked to stand down, and while seated on the prisoner’s chair, he continued, “Dem have to try not to lose the case dey, eh. Is injustice…”

The Chief Magistrate called him back to stand near the prisoners’ dock and told him that she was telling him that she could not revisit bail because her hands were tied.

“Let me tell you something, when I make a decision, I go home and know my conscience is clear. You don’t come in here and tell me anything about injustice. When I tell you go to the High Court for bail, I am telling you so because I can’t revisit bail. You carry on like I have something against you. Sit down and be still or get out of my court…,” Young said.

Hamilton did not listen and was held in contempt.

“I hold you in contempt for two days. Get out of my court!”(KW)