Court lockups escapees jailed for two years

-blame frustration, deny planning breakout

Steve Bacchus and Randolph Marks, the two murder accused who escaped with two others from the city magistrates’ courts complex on Monday, were yesterday sentenced to two years in jail after stating that their “frustration” with the court system pushed them to take a chance for their freedom.

Both Bacchus and Marks, who were eventually recaptured after the midday escape from the holding cell at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, pleaded guilty to a charge of escaping from lawful custody but denied planning the breakout. “I never plan nothing… but at that moment I just went through,” Bacchus, who is charged with murdering a policeman, said before sentencing. “Please be lenient with me, I didn’t plan it,” added Marks.

Bacchus was recaptured in nearby Hadfield Street shortly after fleeing the Avenue of the Republic courts complex,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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