by Emmanuel Joseph
A pensioner today committed herself to saving her grandson from the possibility of a jail sentence.
Juliet Jordan of Silver Hill, Christ Church promised No. 2 Supreme Court Justice Randall Worrell that she will foot the entire bill of nearly $10,000 imposed on Jabarry Grant to avoid complainant Peter Holder from pursuing the case in which he alleges he was robbed by Grant.
In fact, the grandmother came armed with a down payment of $2,500 which was handed over to the complainant Holder who was in court today.
The order of the court was that Grant must repay Holder $7,700 – the value of the property taken – and $1,500 in court costs.
However, Justice Worrell, considering that the convicted man had no means of repaying his victim and that the grandmother is a pensioner, was able to persuade the complainant to accept $5,500 for the property to be paid in installments.
With the agreement of the complainant, the grandmother was ordered to return to court on January 29 with a further $2,500 and at the end of February with the remaining $2,000 which includes the court costs.
But while Grant’s grandmother will settle his debt to the court and the complainant, the judge did not allow him to get off scot free.
Justice Worrell told him when he gets back on his feet he must repay his grandmother every cent.
To this, the young man agreed and told the court he is now developing a small breakfast business and “I will repay my grandmother.”
He was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds, St Philip to return for a bail hearing at a date to be determined pending the submission of a bail application by his attorney.