Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale today placed a 19-year-old on a bond to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for two years.
The sentence was handed down in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court after Renaldo Shamar Hinds of Gibbons Boggs pleaded guilty to using the threatening words: “I gine stab you in you neck with this sword”, towards Adrian Gittens on December 5.
Laying out the facts in court, police prosecutor Sergeant Rudolph Burnett said Hinds, who is the Gittens’ nephew, was at home around 11 a.m. on the mentioned date when his uncle confronted him about smoking in the bedroom.
Hinds reportedly became aggressive and started to curse Gittens, who left the room. However, the teenager came out of the bedroom with a short, wooden-handle sword and made the threat for which he was charged.
According to the prosecutor, he also went on to say at the time, “I would barely kill one of wanna and I would blow off one of wanna head”, while waving one hand in Gittens’ face and holding the sword in the other.
Fearing for his life and that of other members of the family, Gittens contacted the police who arrived at the house to find Hinds still holding the sword.
He was arrested and he admitted to issuing the threat.
If Hinds fails to adhere to the bond imposed on him by Seale, he will have to pay $1,500 forthwith or face an alternative of one year in prison at HMP Dodds.