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Michael Olan Lyscott leaves the Serious Offences Court on Monday, June 12, 2023.
Michael Olan Lyscott leaves the Serious Offences Court on Monday, June 12, 2023.
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The 19-year-old who struck his younger brother in the head with a glass bottle resulting in injury has been sentenced to one year in prison, suspended for a year. 

On Monday, at the Serious Offence Court, Michael/Olan Lyscott, a truck conductor, pleaded guilty to a charge that on June 5, at Old Montrose, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded his younger brother.

Lyscott pelted a glass bottle at the 16-year-old, striking him in the head, resulting in an injury, for failing to get their 7-year-old brother ready for school  

Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne heard that the defendant, who is still under a one-year bond that expires on June 20, and the 16-year-old are often at odds with each other.

The court heard that the two teenagers as well as their 7-year-old brother live alone in Old Montrose, while their mother lives in Byera.

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Browne summoned the mother to appear before her on Tuesday and she explained the living arrangement.

The court decided to order that Social Welfare and Family Services intervene in the matter.

The 16-year-old attends secondary school and the 7-year-old make a 40-mile return trip by public transportation between Old Montrose and Byera to attend school daily. 

At the sentencing on Friday, the magistrate told Lyscott, “I am giving you another opportunity”, adding, “You need to want the best for yourself.”

Lyscott will return to court on June 27  for the court to review Social Welfare and Family Services report on the matter.

The magistrate did not activate the bond, which would have required Lyscott to pay EC$2,500 immediately or go to prison for six months.

Lyscott has been interacting with the court system since he was a 16-year-old Form 2 student, when he removed a car from a car wash without consent and crashed it in Largo Height