From the Courts
March 28, 2017
Prisoner threatens to kill ‘in style’

When Dennis Richardson was denied bail yesterday at the Serious Offences Court, he made his displeasure clear with a series of outbursts that included threats to kill.

“Bare injustice in this court!” he asserted loudly.

Richardson, a 23-year-old Glen resident, was remanded in custody last Monday, March 20, after he was charged that on March 16, 2017, he had a firearm and three 12-gauge cartridges without a licence issued under the Firearms Act.

At the time of his arrest, Richardson was on bail for a matter in which he is charged with armed robbery.

The Glen man pleaded not guilty to both charges.

On March 20, when the question of bail arose, senior prosecutor Adolphus Delpesche objected to his bail, reminding the court that Richardson was apprehended while on bail for another accusation.

However, yesterday, Delpesche told the court that the ballistics expert who is expected to testify in the case is currently out of state on training and would be gone for two months.

The prosecutor requested an adjournment in light of this.

Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias adjourned the matter to June 6, 2017 and Richardson was told that he would remain in custody.

The Glen man immediately cried “injustice” and refused to calm down when instructed to do so by court officers.

He was then escorted outside,­ where he became even more rowdy, making threats to police officers and declaring that he wants a new magistrate to try his case.

“Me don’t like that woman deh… she give me three years for nothing already,” Richardson said from the holding cell outside the court.

“It is a bailable offence… Everybody else getting bail!” he asserted, “but don’t worry I go kill alyo in style!”

Richardson is accused of joining two teenage boys who robbed a PH Veira and Co Ltd employee of EC$36,950 with a firearm on January 30, 2017.

He is also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to commit an offence. Both charges laid are indictable, so he was not required to plead.

Lawyer Ronald Marks is representing him.