Monday 20 January, 2020

Murder accused pleads guilty to theft to qualify to work in prison

A man accused of murder, incest and indecent assault told a court yesterday he knew he would be in prison “long” and did not want to sit idly. Instead, he said, he preferred to occupy his time with in-house programmes.

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This was the request of Jamar Antonio Pile, 25, of Jackmans, St Michael yesterday. Pile was appearing in the District “A” Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.

“I don't want to be sitting idly wasting time,” he said.

The accused said he knew that indictable charges like Murder took a long time to get started and he rather utilise his time while waiting.

He told the magistrate that he could only enroll in the prison programmes if he was serving time. In light of such, he said he wanted to plead guilty to a summary Theft-related charge.

He then admitted to entering Freekz Customz between January 4 and 6, 2014 and stealing a television worth $1500.

“At your request I would like the longest possible sentence please,” he told the court. The matter was adjourned until November 28 when the facts will be read and a sentence imposed.

Pile and his sister and the sister's boyfriend, most notably appeared in District “C” Magistrates' court on December 14, 2016. All are charged with the murder of David Nicholas Blenman.

On December 1, 2016, Blenman, formerly of Golden Mile, Heywoods, St. Peter was discovered dead on the beach at Foul Bay, St Philip.

Pile also faces separate charges of incest and indecent assault of a minor which allegedly occurred in 2014.

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