Deon DaCosta Maynard, convicted earlier this year of unlawfully killing an elderly St George man and his son-in-law, yesterday appealed to Madam Justice Jaqueline Cornelius for him to be placed on a “programme to speak to young people”.
“I see so many young people coming in here [prison] . . . this is my first offence before this court and all I am asking for is a chance, Ma’am, that is all I am asking,” Maynard told Court No. 5 of the Supreme Court when his case came back up for hearing.
Arthur Chadderton and his son-in-law, Gerhard Stock, were shot dead on August 2, 2011 during a robbery attempt at Chadderton’s home in Salters, St George.
The court heard from a probation officer that the accused, a father of five and a barber, of Rendezvous, Christ Church, is known to Interpol in the United States. He has four previous convictions including, robbery and illegal entry and was deported to Barbados on March 11, 2009.
The officer also revealed that Maynard had shown no remorse for the offence before the court but sympathized with the family since lives were lost though he remained adamant that he was not on the scene.
“[He is rated] low risk for re offending” . . . but scored high for association with his companions, the probation officer explained.
However, Maynard who is representing himself said, “I do have remorse for the family, I do,” as he questioned how the probation officer had conducted the assessment to rate him.
The matter was adjourned until June 15.