A 29-year-old man who allegedly threatened to murder his mother after she told him to turn the music down, was yesterday charged for the offense.
Romeo Charles, a miner of 6th Avenue Bartica, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
The first charge stated that on March 18,2020 at 6th Avenue Bartica, Essequibo Magisterial District, he made used of threatening language toward his mother, Colleen Fletcher. It was further alleged that on same day and at the same location, he assaulted Royston Stephanie, a police constable with intent to prevent lawful apprehension.
Charles denied both charges after they were read to him by the Magistrate.
Facts presented by the court prosecutor stated that on the day in question, Charles and his mother had a misunderstanding after she told him to turn the music down.
The court heard Charles became upset and told his mother that he would kill her. The matter was then reported to the police and it was while Constable Stephanie was in the process of arresting him, he dealt him several cuffs and kicks about his body.
The Chief Magistrate, after listening to the facts, told Charles that he is not allowed to be disrespectful to his mother and he needs to learn to control his anger.
She then released him on his own recognizance (self bail) on conditions that he remove from the premises and not to go within 50 feet of his mother until the hearing and determination of the trial.
He was also instructed to make his next court appearance on May 7 at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.