The young man who told police that, “God tell me” to break 19 windows and a plant pot at the historic St Mary’s Church suffers from schizoaffective disorder and well as cocaine and alcohol use disorders.
Those were the findings of psychiatrist, Dr Ronald Chase on 26-year-old Renison Isaiah Prince, of Fairfield, Black Rock, St Michael.
Earlier this month Prince pleaded guilty to the October 22, 2017 charges. At that time Senior Crown Counsel Olivia Davis informed Justice Randall Worrell that it would cost the church an estimated BDS$51,180 to repair and replace the windows.
Prince was then sent to the Psychiatric Hospital for three weeks to be evaluated.
Dr Chase, who is attached to the Black Rock, St Michael facility, told the No. 2 Supreme Court today that Prince would benefit from additional counselling which could be done while in prison.
However, the doctor advised that upon Prince’s release he should return to the Psychiatric Hospital and enroll in the out patient clinic.
Following those recommendations the judge ordered that Prince be transferred back to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds.
The convicted man, who is representing himself, and the prosecutor are expected to make submissions on sentencing when the matter resumes in court on March 6.