Moments before the closing addresses in his trial, Shane Alexander Riley threw in the towel and pleaded guilty to burglarising a home and stealing almost $10 000 in items.
Appearing before Madam Justice Wanda Blair in Supreme Court 4A on Friday morning, the 40-year-old of 2nd Avenue, Alleyne’s Land, St Michael admitted to entering as a trespasser the home of Natasha Holder and stealing two laptop computers valued at $4 600, one video camera valued $1 000, one necklace set valued $900, one chain set valued $700, one watch valued $900, one Kindle valued $400, one anklet valued $300, two rings valued $1 010, one pair of earrings valued $115, one piggy bank, and $30 in Barbadian currency, with a total value of $9 955, belonging to Holder, on January 24, 2012.
After he was re-arraigned and pleaded guilty to the charge, Justice Blair directed the nine-member jury to return a formal verdict of guilty.
A pre-sentence report was ordered.
Riley remains out on bail, and the matter was adjourned until January 19, 2024.