By PAVEL BAILEY
Tribune Court Reporter
A LONG island man was sentenced to a year in prison after admitting to breaking into and stealing from a local medical laboratory.
Terrance Hutchinson, 62, stood before Magistrate Kendra Kelly on charges of shop breaking, stealing and receiving.
Between September 24-25 during the hours of 9pm to 6am, Hutchinson broke into the Bonaventure Medical Laboratory on Queen’s Highway, Deadman’s Cay. Once inside the lab he then stole $868 in cash.
In court the accused pleaded guilty to the offence, resulting in the receiving charge attached being withdrawn as he admitted to the theft of the cash.
The magistrate sentenced Hutchinson to serve a year at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services for the shopbreaking charge. He also got a six-month sentence for theft, to be served concurrently.