Accused larcenists gives elder brother words of advice

Thursday, February 28, 2013

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — A 15- year-old accused of larceny had some words of advice for his older brother and accomplice, when they faced the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court last week.


The older brother, 18- year-old Michael Morgan was trying to explain to the court why they stole 17 lengths of steel when the 15 -year-old eighth grader told him "better you nuh say nothing more."


Morgan who had problems remembering his birth date, earlier admitted to "teaching" his younger brother to steal.


The brothers who live in Shanty Town, Norwood, admitted to stealing the steel worth $17,000 on February 14, pleading guilty to simple larceny.


Morgan told the court they lived alone after their mother abandoned them and their father did not pay them much attention to them. He said they were trying to improve on the small structure they lived in so they decided to steal the steel to help build it.


They were offered bail of $20,000 in their own surety and will report to the Montego Hills police post twice weekly.


The brothers will return to court on April 5 for sentencing.


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