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Man who robbed prosecutor gets quick sentencing by Althea Burrell

Man who robbed prosecutor gets quick sentencing by Althea Burrell

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The hands of justice can be swift. Take the case of the St Catherine man who robbed a female prosecutor at the Spanish Town courthouse last month. He will be sentenced on November 23, just two months after committing the act.  

 

Twenty-two-year-old Christopher Burton, who is of a Spanish Town address, pleaded guilty to a charge of simple larceny two weeks ago. 

 

Burton was remanded until sentencing by Resident Magistrate Tara Reid-Carr.

 

Allegations are that on September 22, the complainant, who is a Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, went to work at the Spanish Town courthouse when a man walked up and accosted the prosecutor and then demanded money.

 

The man, who had on a mask, was given $100.

 

He ran from the compound.

 

A report was made to the police and following an investigation, Burton was picked up by the police on October 5 after he was seen begging at the courthouse.

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