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Conditional discharge for threatening words

A 42-year-old Paget man has been given a 12-month conditional discharge for threatening the mother of his children.

Appearing in Magistrates’ Court this morning, Richard Figureido pleaded guilty to uttering threatening words to Jacqueline Chadwick in Hamilton Parish on Tuesday.

The court heard that the complainant called Police to inform them that she had been receiving threatening phone calls from Figureido and feared that he would act on them.

He told her: “I’ll come down your house, break your neck and f*** you up.”

Police called Figureido and warned him about his behaviour, but Figureido called the complainant again and attended her residence later that day.

The complainant called 911 and Figureido, who the court heard is the mother of Figureido’s children, left as she was on the phone.

He was arrested and taken to Hamilton Police Station, where he admitted threatening her and attending her residence.

Defence lawyer Richard Horseman said the behaviour was “completely out of character” for his client, who spent the last two days in custody and has no previous convictions.

“I’m very sorry for what I said and what I done — it was in the heat of the moment,” Figureido said in court.

Mr Horseman asked for a conditional discharge, which was granted by Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo.

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