Man accused of damaging cousin’s property

A man charged with damaging his cousin’s property yesterday told a court that the accusation stemmed from his removing a chair from their shared residence because of his daughter’s asthma.

The charge against Quacy Andrews stated that on July 3, at 138 Meadowbrook Gardens, he damaged a chair set, speakers, a mattress and articles of clothing belonging to Marlon Brandy. The damaged property was valued at $110,000.

When given the chance to speak when the case was called before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, Andrews, a taxi driver, stated that, “Marlon is my cousin; we live in the same house. The chair had wood ants so I put it outside because my daughter is an asthmatic case and this is how the whole thing start.”

Prosecutor Vernette Pindar agreed with the defendant’s story and bail was initially set by Magistrate Sewnarine-Beharry at $35,000 but was reduced to $25,000 after Andrews implied that he could not afford the amount.

The case was adjourned until August 2.

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