Court orders social inquiry report for teen who destroyed mum’s property
From the Courts
February 25, 2020

Court orders social inquiry report for teen who destroyed mum’s property

It became necessary for a mother to report her 19-year-old son to the police last week after he, in a fit of anger, caused destruction to her property.

Kissoney Alexander of Barrouallie appeared at the Serious Offences Court last week Friday, February 21. The young man admitted to destroying two chairs, valued $25 each, the property of Earn Alexander of Barrouallie.

Kissoney and his 49-year-old mother both lived in the same house in Barrouallie but do not get along with each other.

On the said date, February 19, at around 5:15pm, the defendant returned to the house. He passed his mother, who was seated in the living room, and went into her bedroom. The mother told him to get out of her bedroom, causing him to start cursing her.

Kissoney is said to have gone outside into the yard, and started “misbehaving.” He picked up two plastic chairs belonging to his mother, and smashed them on the side of the house.

The mother made her way to the Barrouallie Police station and reported her son. The police launched an investigation, and on Thursday, February 20, the defendant was picked up while walking along the Barrouallie public road.

He refused to give a statement on the matter.

Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne asked the young man if he works, and he answered that he did.

“With that temper?” she asked.

The teenager’s mother, a security guard working at Guardsman, was present in court. She told the chief magistrate that her son had a “serious anger problem”.

When asked by the magistrate, the mother admitted that her son smokes marijuana.

However, she noted that her son has five CSEC subjects, and “he’s very intelligent.” She continued that she did not know why he chooses to behave that way, and “I keep trying my very best to get him on the right track.”

Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delplesche noted that having listened to the mother, he wanted to ask for a social inquiry report. “He needs to be checked,” Delplesche stated, considering he is on a substance.

The prosecutor indicated that there “may be something in the background which is triggering” his actions.

The defendant said that he was on his way to his father’s house when he was picked up by the police. His father is in prison, but he stated he had the key to the house. The magistrate asked him if the house had electricity or water. The young defendant replied that it did not but he “figured” he would do something about it since he was working.

Nevertheless, bail in the sum of $1500, with one surety was allowed. The matter was adjourned to March 24.

It is not known who bailed the teenager, but he walked out of court, and was seen having a conversation with his mother and another woman.