Sibling refuses to accept apology
The brother of a 56-year-old man, currently on remand at HMP Dodds, has vehemently refused to accept his apology.
Horace Chesterfield Jones, of Belle Gully, St Michael, apologized for damaging a window belonging to his brother Collins on March 11 without lawful excuse, saying: “I am sorry for my actions it won’t happen again”.
However, in response, Collins told Magistrate Douglas Frederick: “I cannot accept an apology from him. He is a most dangerous man and had made me miserable for the past 13 months.”
In fact, he said the last 28 days that Horace had been on remand were the most peaceful for him in a long time.
“The window he broke, I was sitting right in front of that window and he hit the window four times with rocks and hit me behind the head,” Collins explained.
However, Horace promised to be on his best behaviour when he returns to the family home that he shares with his brother.
“Prison hard, let me come out. I [won’t] let this happen again [and] if I have to take up my things and go, I will go all now and rent a place today,” Horace said.
However, Frederick reminded him that he was the one who had boldly declared on the last occasion he was in court that he did not mind going to prison for his actions.
“Prison hard. I was there for 28 days,” Horace replied in his bid to be set free.
But the magistrate told the accused that he could not return to the house, as he and his brother could not coexist.
“You stepped over the line and you almost killed him [Collins]”, Frederick said, even as he requested that Collins contacts another family member to take responsibility for his brother.
Horace returns to the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court on Friday, April 13.