Two teenagers are to be sentenced shortly, after pleading guilty this morning to a joint charge of causing a nuisance by setting fire to grassland at Chancery Lane, Christ Church on Wednesday, April 9.
When 17 year old Jed Taylor of Foul Bay, St. Philip and 16 year old Tyler Coombes of Worthing Road, Christ Church appeared before Chief Magistrate Pamela Beckles in the Oistins Court, the police prosecution successfully applied to have the original indictable charge, reduced to a summary matter.
As a result, Chief Magistrate Beckles informed the accused that under the indictable offence they could not have pleaded, but with the change now, they had the option to do so and have the case tried before her or a judge and jury in the Supreme Court.
Coombes and Taylor opted to have their case heard in the magistrate’s court and therefore pleaded guilty to the offence.
The matter was adjourned until 10 tomorrow morning to facilitate a pre-sentencing report on the young men.