Convicted gangster, Ted Prince, who on February 28 stunned a courtroom which included Chief Justice Bryan Sykes during the long-running Klansman gang trial when he urinated inside the building, was on Thursday found guilty of contempt of court.
Prince, otherwise called ‘Mawga Man’, is to be sentenced on April 14, 2023.
Prince, along with 14 other gang members, including their leader Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan, were convicted on several charges including murder and being members of a criminal organisation. They are awaiting sentencing, starting July 3 this year, in that matter.
‘Mawga Man’ caused jaws to drop during the trial when he clambered over a court bench and relieved himself in the corner of the historical structure in an unprecedented move.
The Jamaica Observer was subsequently told that Prince, who was seated in the second of the two courtrooms being used for the trial, had been trying to get the attention of court staff there for some time to communicate his 'emergency'.
But before the court's registrar could make his way with a microphone to allow Prince to address the court, the lithe-bodied prisoner scrambled over the top of a court bench, aligned himself with a column of the exquisitely old world structure, pulled his zipper and urinated in the courtroom, to the dismay of frozen onlookers.
Following the disruption, the matter went to recess.
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