Guyanese Kevin Anthony Layne was today handed over to Immigration officials after his attorney Ezra Alleyne told a Bridgetown Magistrate he was not able to reimburse his victim.
The 27-year-old man, who lives at School Road, Hindsbury Road, St Michael, recently pleaded guilty to entering the home of Marcent Skeete as a trespasser between February 10 and 11 and stealing a $1,600 television and $180 DVD player.
Layne has been on remand since September 17.
“My client is anxious to have the matter finished because he is not comfortable with where he is now and he is not in a position to pay a fine. If he is convicted, seriously reprimanded and discharged then that would suit the ends of justice,” Alleyne said as he made submissions to Magistrate Douglas Frederick today in relation to sentencing.
The magistrate then sentenced Layne to nine months in prison suspended for one year and handed him over to Immigration “for their consideration”.