Two teens ordered to pay another $2,500 after pleading guilty to grievous harm charge


Tribune Staff Reporter


TWO teen boys were each ordered to pay another teenager $2,500 after admitting to jumping and seriously injuring him last weekend in Victoria Gardens.

Magistrate Raquel Whyms charged a 14 and 13-year-old defendant with grievous harm.

Alphonso Lewis represented the accused while their parents stood beside them in court.

The 14-year-old faces additional threats of harm charge.

The defendants reportedly attacked a 15-year-old boy in their neighbourhood and beat him about the body on September 30. The victim suffered injuries to his eyes, nose and toes.

On the same day, the 14-year-old accused allegedly threatened Wanria Hinsey with harm.

While both accused pleaded guilty to the grievous  harm charge, the older boy pleaded not guilty to the threats of harm charge.

Each boy was placed on two-year probation. If they default, they could face a six-month sentence at Simpson Penn. The boys must attend anger management classes for six months.

The boys’ parents were also told to attend parenting classes for six months.

The older boy’s bail for his remaining charge was set at $1,500 with two sureties. He must sign in at the Carmichael Road Police Station every Friday by 6pm.

His threats of harm trial begins on November 3. The juveniles are expected to make a payment report on November 30.

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