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Man admits threatening to kill pregnant ex-girlfriend

A man admitted sending his pregnant ex-girlfriend text messages threatening to kill her when he appeared at yesterday’s monthly arraignments session at Supreme Court.

Makonnen Lowe, 26, of West Avenue, Southampton, pleaded guilty to one charge of threatening to murder Jenna Butterfield on February 5 and 6.

Puisne Judge Carlisle Greaves remanded Lowe in custody pending sentence at a later date, once a social inquiry report has been completed.

Also appearing at arraignments were a man and a woman charged with conspiring to supply heroin.

Winston Burgess, 49, of Middletown Drive, Pembroke, and Shakeda Davis, 28, of Schools Drive, Devonshire, are accused of committing the offence together and with others between an unknown date and April 25, 2012.

Ms Davis is also charged with refusing to comply with an order to provide a specimen of her handwriting on April 27, 2012. She pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The pair were told by Puisne Judge Carlisle Greaves that they would stand trial on July 8, with their bail extended in the meantime.

In a separate case, Irving Butterfield, 38, of Sleepy Hollow Drive, Hamilton Parish, denied wounding Damian Forbes with intent to do him grievous bodily harm between February 3 and 4.

Mr Butterfield also pleaded not guilty to uttering threatening words between February 3 and 4. The court heard the alleged phrase was: “I’m going to kill you. I’m going to kill you. I’m going to get a f***ing hit put on you.”

His trial was set for July 22 and his bail was extended.

Tyun Smith-Ming, 24, of Orchard Grove, Pembroke, appeared at yesterday’s hearing charged with an aggravated burglary on North Shore Road.

He denied entering a property as a trespasser, inflicting bodily harm on Dayle Whitefield and carrying a knife during the alleged burglary on July 24.

Mr Smith-Ming also pleaded not guilty to using an imitation firearm while committing a burglary and using an imitation firearm while in flight after committing a burglary.

The case was set for mention on Thursday and Smith-Ming was remanded in custody.

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Published April 02, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated April 02, 2013 at 12:16 am)

Man admits threatening to kill pregnant ex-girlfriend

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