A St Michael man has been placed on a bond for the next six months after he was found guilty of burglary in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today.
However, Matthew Renaldo Boyce of 130 Denton Road, Grazette Housing Area continued to maintain his innocence even after Magistrate Douglas Frederick told him the evidence against him was overwhelming.
Boyce who was 26 years old at the time of the offence was charged with entering the home of Keryn Carrington as a trespasser and stealing a $500 cellular phone.
“I feel the system making a big mistake. I feel like I am being made a scapegoat for something I didn’t do,” Boyce stated.
However, the Magistrate told him the evidence against him proved otherwise.
“The evidence against you is overwhelming. The problem is that you have some serious issues. When a fella drunk or under the influence and does something, the next day he swears that he didn’t do it. . . . But in this case there was convincing evidence,” Frederick stated before imposing the bond.
If Boyce breaches the order he will spend three months in prison. He remains on $3,000 bail and will return to court on April 18, 2019 when another burglary case against him will continue.