Man tells judge he was off medication at time of robberyFriday, May 01, 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A man who allegedly broke into a woman's shop and stole a quantity of goods claims he has three different mental conditions and, at the time of the offence, was off his medication.
The accused, Ajarney Davis, told the magistrate when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court Thursday that he did not remember committing the offence and begged her to get him some help for his condition.
"If you're so mad that you don't know what you were doing you can't at the same time come before me and ask for medication; out of the same mouth cannot come blessing and curse," Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey said.
But, in response, the accused said: "I was off me medication."
"Well mek me send you go clear up your head then," the magistrate said before remanding him in custody for May 27.
"You can't take people's things and come in here and tell me that your head is not working, it don't work that way," she further remarked.
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