Bottle pelting teenager receives suspended sentence
From the Courts, News
June 20, 2023
Bottle pelting teenager receives suspended sentence

A 19 YEAR old who threw a beer bottle at his younger brother cutting him in his head has avoided an immediate custodial sentence. Instead, Michael Olan Lyscott, was given a one year prison sentence, suspended for one year when he re-appeared in court last week.

Lyscott who pled guilty to wounding his 16 year old brother on June 5, walked out of the Serious Offences Court on June 16, having been given an opportunity to redeem himself.

The young man at the time of committing this offence, was on a one year bond that he thought had already expired.

However, last Friday, June 16, Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne, gave him another opportunity by choosing not to activate that bond.

Lyscott was bonded in 2022 for one year in the sum of $2,500 with a default of six months in prison, on a charge of damage to property.

At his arraignment the court heard that he was living with his brothers aged 16 and seven years at a house in Old Montrose. Their mother is living in Byera.

The court was told that the seven year old has to travel from Kingstown to Byera daily to attend school.

Lyscott was remanded, and his mother was summoned to court to explain why her children are living without parental supervision.

When she appeared in court last week the Magistrate said she was ordering the intervention of the Social Welfare and Family Services division.

The matter will be called again on June 27, after the magistrate has reviewed the social welfare report.