“The negative energy in the house and my grandfather wife stressing me out caused me to damage those stuff,” were the words of a man who pleaded guilty to a charge of damage to property.

Nicholas Phillips, 25, of Prashad Nagar, Georgetown, appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

It is alleged that on July 25 at Prashad Nagar, Georgetown, he maliciously damaged a number of household appliances valued at $682,000, the property of his grandfather Melville Yearwood.

It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, he made use of abusive language towards Denise Yearwood.

Phillips pleaded guilty to the first charge and denied the latter charge.

Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Traceyann Gittens stated that on the day in question, Phillips on his arrival at home was asked why he left the house without informing someone. The court heard Phillips became annoyed, went to his room, and damaged the appliances.

The matter was then reported, an investigation was carried out, and Phillips was charged.

Phillips, in addressing the court, said, “The negative energy in that house cause me to leave for a few days to cool my head. I went home the day and this woman started arguing with me so I get frustrated and damage the printer, computer, and some other stuff. I damaged some, not all.”

Magistrate Daly after listening to both sides remanded Phillips to prison until August 5 when she will sentence him based on the value of the articles he pleaded guilty to damaging.


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