Unhesitatingly 51-year-old Casper Errol Harding pleaded guilty to damaging a vehicle belonging to Elaine Rowen of #39 Dover Terrace, Christ Church, on November 26, 2018.
“I accept full responsibility,” he told the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court presided over by Magistrate Douglas Frederick.
According to the facts outlined by prosecutor Sergeant Carrison Henry, on the day of the accident both Elaine and her friend Ingrid Frowde observed Harding coming up the driveway to Ingrid’s house. He was heard saying “I am going to kill you”. Elaine kept Harding under observation and saw him approach her vehicle with a rock in each hand and scraped the vehicle from the left front door to the rear door.
The cost of the door is estimated to be $2 500.
When asked if he had anything to say, Harding said that he was in a relationship with Elaine but it came to an end but he still had feelings for her and had gone to the house to talk to her.
According to the accused, he heard Ingrid’s partner say “He’s here, shut the door,” and later “kill he, kill he.”
Among other things, the accused said he had a bag which contained a tennis racquet and a bicycle pump and since the area where the vehicle was parked was small, the car got damaged as he passed.
He also told the court that there was a time when he had no place to live, but his son went overseas a few weeks ago and allowed him to live at No. 4 Marine Gardens, Christ Church.
Harding said that he and Elaine were involved in a property settlement, having been in a relationship for 17 years, and he went to the house “in peace”.
Magistrate Frederick remanded Harding at Her Majesty’s Prison, Dodd’s, St.Philip until March 8, when he returns to court.