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Man threatens to “blow up” girlfriend’s mother

A Sandys man who threatened to “blow up” his girlfriend's mother was yesterday given a suspended sentence.

Pelaelkhai Williams, 22, pleaded guilty to using threatening words and threatening behaviour toward Shantelle Hardy.

Crown counsel Cindy Clarke said Ms Hardy was returning to her St Monica's Road, Pembroke home on September 12 when she saw Williams and her daughter in an argument.

Williams kicked the rear wheel of her daughter's motorcycle and pulled back his hand as if to hit her.

Ms Hardy tried to separate the two with her car in an effort to protect her daughter, and collided with a wall in the process.

An enraged Williams then told Ms Hardy: “I'm going to blow you up. I'm going to shoot you and if not, I'm going to get someone to shoot you.”

He then grabbed a stick and swung it at her, saying: “I will bash you up with this stick.”

Police were contacted and arrested Williams on the scene.

Williams told the court that he and Ms Hardy's daughter had continued a relationship despite her wishes.

He admitted he was angry with his girlfriend but denied threatening Ms Hardy. He said he only became angry because Ms Hardy had attempted to run him over.

Visibly agitated, Williams told the court: “Its ridiculous that I'm the one that keeps getting arrested.

“She threatened me too. She tried to run me over with her car. She should be arrested too. If she had hit me I would have been laid up in hospital.

He denied threatening to shoot Ms Hardy and swinging a stick at her.

“I did pick up the stick, but I ain't going to blow up her house, I'm not going to shoot her and I'm not going to hit her with a stick,” he said. “I'm not going to jail for her.”

Williams was fined $200 earlier this summer for causing wilful damage to Ms Hardy's home. He admitted uttering threatening words after he smashed several windows during a July argument with her.

He was ordered to repay Ms Hardy $3,950 to repair the damage. Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner noted the previous altercation and said the defendant would be smart to stay away in the future.

“The evidence before this court is the mother came home and found you in the yard and she was under the impression you were going to assault her daughter and tried to defend her,” Mr Warner said.

“It's none of my business how you conduct your relationships, but it would seem to me that it's your presence on this property and your behaviour that causes these problems.

“It could be smart for you to stay away from this property.”

Calling the ongoing relationship “a special circumstance”, Mr Warner sentenced Williams to three months' imprisonment, suspended for one year.

He warned Williams that if he is convicted of another offence during that period, the sentence could be activated.

“I'm not in the business of giving advice, but I think I have given you some,” Mr Warner added. “Don't come back.”

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Published September 15, 2011 at 9:00 am (Updated September 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm)

Man threatens to “blow up” girlfriend’s mother

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