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Murder Suspect Who Damaged Ankle Device Must Pay $2,000 Fine - Or Go To Jail

LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A $2,000 fine or three months prison was the sentence a teenager received yesterday after pleading guilty to damaging an electronic monitoring device.

Shadrach Gibson, 18, of Johnson Alley, reappeared before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez yesterday to learn his fate concerning his admission of guilt to a charge of damage on Monday.

Gibson, after being arraigned on a murder charge, had admitted to causing $2,000 damage to an electronic monitoring device on March 23 of this year when he was arraigned before the chief magistrate.

He was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison until the fine is paid.

However, he is already on remand without bail concerning the murder charge he faces.

Gibson is accused of the June 9 stabbing murder of Sidney Brian Hart.

Hart was found at Wulff Road, west of Jerome Avenue, with multiple stab wounds, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The accused will reappear before Chief Magistrate Gomez on September 2 when his case will be fast tracked to the Supreme Court for trial through a Voluntary Bill of Indictment.

His remand continues until completion of his trial.

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