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Norman Johnson leaves the Georgetown Magistrate's Court on June 3, 2024.
Norman Johnson leaves the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on June 3, 2024.
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A 63-year-old farmer has been fined for threatening to kill a man who was on his way to church.

Norman Johnson, of Sandy Bay, had failed to attend court for his trial and was brought to the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on a bench warrant on Monday.

When Johnson appeared before Magistrate Kaywana Jacobs, he told the court that he wanted to change his plea and plead guilty to the charge that on Nov. 19, 2023, at Sandy Bay Public Road, in a public place, he made use of threatening language to Felix Henry, of Sandy Bay, to wit, “Yo see you, I go kill you”.

Prosecutor Corporal of Police Delando Charles told the court that the virtual complainant and friends were on their way to a church service in Point Village.

When they reached Johnson’s gate, he pointed at Henry and said, “Yo see you, I go kill you!”

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Henry did not respond to Johnson but continued to church and later made a report to the police.

In mitigation, Johnson asked the magistrate to impose a bond for the offence, which attracts a maximum sentence of three months in prison.

Johnson’s antecedents include grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.

In arriving at the sentence, the magistrate considered the defendant’s age but said she wanted to send a strong message.

She fined Johnson EC$300 to be paid in two months or two months imprisonment.

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