A Redemption Sharpes man who told his ex-girlfriend that he has “real gunshot for you” has been placed on a bond.
Junior Bibby pleaded guilty before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne at the Serious Offences Court to a charge that on May 14, he used threatening language, to wit, “I feel like put gunshots in your f***ing head. I have real gunshot for you. You soon dead. I killing you — you ****king m****r c***”, to Diane Miguel, also of Redemption Sharpes.
The offence carries a maximum sentence of three months imprisonment.
The court heard that Bibby and Miguel were in a common law relationship that ended in 2020.
However, on May 13, about 11:33 a.m., Bibby was at home when she received a WhatsApp voice message from the defendant asking for EC$50.
Miguel told the defendant she didn’t have any money and as a result the defendant became upset and sent threatening voice notes.
Miguel became scared and asked her daughter’s uncle to spend the night at her residence.
The next day, at 1:23 a.m., Miguel received another threatening voice note.
Sometime later, the matter was reported to the police.
On May 18, a search was conducted at the defendant’s home, however nothing illegal was found.
He was subsequently charged for making use of threatening language.
Bibby told the court that when he made the voice note he was “not serious”.
But, the prosecutor told the court, “The words spoken in the voice notes are serious.”
He said that in light of a conversation with the virtual complainant, and based on what she said, “I am asking the court not impose a custodial sentence.”
Instead the prosecutor asked the magistrate to impose a bond or suspended sentence.
The magistrate bonded the defendant for three months in the sum of EC$1,000.
If he breaches the bond, he will pay the sum forthwith or spend three months in prison.