Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Accused repeats: 'How a man that can’t walk break into a man’s house?'

A lame man accused of burglary may have a good defence.

And that was the exact defence of Dario Arlington Hollingsworth when he was first accused of breaking and entering a woman's house.

The charge alleges that he entered Heather Dawn-Scott's house as a trespasser on November 2, 2017, and stole $900 worth of items and money. They include a bag, USD $300 and BBD $100 in cash, two passports and Barbados identification cards belonging to Dawn-Scott and Elizabeth Skeete. 

The 23-year-old of Henry’s Lane, St Michael challenged the prosecution's allegation by asking one question:  “How a man that can’t walk break into a man’s house?” 

This questioned was posed back in November 2017 when he appeared on the charge and had to be lifted into the court by police officers. 

Despite his application for bail at that time and his claim that he was suffering from an ailment that affected his ability to walk; he had been remanded. The prosecution had also objected on the grounds that Hollingsworth had already been on bail.

Yesterday when he re-appeared before the District 'A' Magistrates', walking on his own, he pleaded guilty to the charge.

He was remanded once more and will return on June 27 to hear facts of the case and his sentence.