Calling him a “seasoned and unbending” criminal, Justice Jacqueline Cornelius today sentenced a 50-year-old St Michael man to eight years behind bars on firearm, ammunition and cannabis charges.
However, Martin Robert Glenn of St Stephen’s Housing Area, Black Rock, only has two years and 295 days left to serve of that sentence, having spent 1,896 days on remand at HMP Dodds.
Back in May 2016 Glenn pleaded guilty to possession of a .38 firearm, six rounds of ammunition and a quantity of cannabis after he was apprehended in connection with a burglary at Kew Road, Bank Hall, St Michael on July 24, 2012.
Glenn, who has 11 prior convictions, five of which fall under the Firearms Act, apologized before Justice Cornelius in the No.5 Supreme Court in July of this year for his crimes, saying he had had a lot of time to reflect on his life and could no longer do the things he used to.
However, in her ruling today Justice Cornelius pointed out to Glenn that his latest offences occurred only a year after he was released from prison in 2011 after serving a lengthy sentence on kidnapping and firearm charges.
“[You] show yourself to be an obdurate offender . . . 11 previous convictions which extend over a period of 28 years are reflective of a seasoned, unbending criminal, who is unable to, or refuses to learn from the error of his ways,” the judge said as she imposed the sentence.
Senior Crown Counsel Krystal Delaney was the prosecutor in the case.