A 32-year-old labourer was sentenced to 18 months in prison after he told a Bridgetown magistrate that he wanted to be back in society so he could learn his lesson.
The sentence was imposed on Dwight Devere Best, of Reids Gap Garden, St James today when he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.
Best who only pleaded guilty recently to breaking into Margaret Cadogan’s house on October 18, 2019 with intent to commit theft has been on remand at HMP Dodds for the past four months and 23 days.
In outlining the facts before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant police constable Kenmore Phillips said homeowner Margaret Cadogan discovered a puzzle, which was on a computer desk in her living room, was now on the floor. Walking into her kitchen she noticed a carton of juice on the floor as well as a small bag of peppers and the fridge door was opened. She made further checks only to discover that her home had been burglarised.
Best, who is known for committing such offences, entered by breaking the glass of a bedroom window.
“Ma’am the fact that I have been on remand for the past five months . . . if you can just have mercy pun me so I can go back to society to learn my lesson,” Best stated.
He admitted that he had served a sentence which ended last August and he returned before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court two months later.
Best will be credited for the time he has already spent on remand.