Christmas behind bars for Grand Fond teen

A 17-year-old male of Grand Fond will not be home for Christmas as he has been sentenced to spend the next six weeks in prison after pleading guilty to stealing almost $2,000 from his aunt.

The minor appeared before Chief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste this morning where it was revealed that he had stolen the cash from Maudrey Dailey, whom he lives with.

The facts of the case, which were presented by the police prosecutor, states that out of the $1,944 which was stolen, $1,284 was recovered. Police had arrested the defendant after his aunt made a report complaining that he had stolen her money.

The teen is a first time offender, according to Prosecutor Michael Laudat. The incident occurred on November 28, 2011.

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72 Comments

  1. unknown
    December 28, 2011

    why not counselling and hard labour to pay u back twice the amont of money he stole. regardless of his demeanor he should not be treated so by his family member although stealing is wrong u should try to break out this habit from him.

  2. unknown
    December 28, 2011

    i don’t know this young guy but quite frankly i believe the anuty should handle the situation differently. sending this young man in prison is going to stain his record which will make work harder to get so he will just continue to steal and inside the prison has negative influence so he will not come out gud.

  3. Hurting
    December 12, 2011

    I can understand that jail may not be the right place for a juvenille but here in Dominica do we have Juvenille Correction Centers? This young man should have thought before he stole especially from his aunt the mother figue in his life. Maybe she questioned him before going to the police and he denied so then her other alternative was to go the police. If the aunty had taken no action or revoked her actions I believe that he would steal again and very soon, and my God look at the amount that he took for a first time offender his targer was very high. I believe that what this young man has to do whilst he is in the prison is to take the time to reflex on his actions acknowledge his wrong doings and as God to change is life, he doesn’t have to become an worse while he is there, and also if these measures are not taken then these first time offenders become the professional thieves and people like you and I become prisoners at our own homes. I am sorry that this happened to him but you commit a crime therefore you must pay the time.

  4. waypapa-pas febe
    December 11, 2011

    The judges or magistrates in Dominica amaze me.
    They sending a juvinile to jail, but they freeing child rapist, drug barrons..
    It is wrong for the boy to steal from his aunt, but jail is not the answer.
    So now all those lawyers in Dominica are the ones destroying black young people.
    That boy needed community service and counselling not jail.

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      December 12, 2011

      Once is a mistake, twice is not my fault but three times is a habbit.

    • babygirl
      December 12, 2011

      waypappa febe.

      in some way i do agree with you when you said community service and counseling not jail, am not sure if we have a system in place for community service but at the same time those kids need to have a reality check, to realize that what they are doing is wrong.

  5. Anonymous
    December 11, 2011

    this young boy is not a first time offender the prosecution does not know what he is saying….they need to get their facts straight.

  6. concern
    December 11, 2011

    A habit becomes an act and he has done the lady to much things. I mean come on there is very little that someone can take. I see this lady in a real distressfull situation. She had to pay for Other money he has stolen. Shame on u dorrian

  7. damier
    December 11, 2011

    its to had now a days for that child to tell me he stealing his aunty money what is he going to do with that money ?thats is the question we have to ask is he not too young to steal all that money? and he didnot no it was his aunty for him not to steal.people we need to look at the fact of the matter .the anut had that money for a reason to pay debt young people need to take there time to grow up.

  8. damier
    December 11, 2011

    its to had now a days for that child to tell me he stilling his aunty money what is he going to do with that money ?thats is the question we have to ask is he not too young to steal all that money? and he didnot no it was his aunty for him not to steal.people we need to look at the fact of the matter .the anut had that money for a reason to pay debt young people need to take there time to grow up.

  9. hmmmm
    December 11, 2011

    no good deed goes unpunished :wink:

  10. loppy
    December 11, 2011

    alas my boy,, i feeling sorry for your anus
    if u didnt steal the money all that wouldent happen but i guess u hv to pay..

  11. papa
    December 11, 2011

    your bread well butter!!!!

  12. its me
    December 11, 2011

    no ham and wine for u… i will remember to pass at ur mom home to eat all what she leave 4 u.. because if u was smart u will take 1000 and bring the other 1000 for me foolish

  13. Snow
    December 11, 2011

    Well!!!! Well!!!!! leason well learn,,, that’s a loving aunt,,,she only want better 4 him,,, c n don’t touch,,,, if she kept it as a secret he WOULD MOVE ON 2 PART 2 N so on thank god,,He have 6 weeks 2 think bout what he did,,, trust me six weeks is not enough!!!!!! that young man will become a good Citizen with a bright future. we all need 2 pray 4 him….u need something ask,,,, as a mother with a 17 yr old i would do the same,, he’s old enough 2 get a JOB….

  14. chien lari
    December 10, 2011

    boy inside not easy na doow

  15. chien lari
    December 10, 2011

    hot now u n
    :( a doow

  16. the_1
    December 10, 2011

    Pure RUBBIST DNO u all need to furnish us with his name or dont publish this story at all….. pure foolishness!!!!

    • George
      December 11, 2011

      Yes I agree…I know that he is a minor and normally his name would not be release but since he is serving time his name should be released….he is now in the system not as a juvenile but as an adult unless DNO is missing something….is he serving time in adult prison or juvenile center?

  17. FamousK
    December 10, 2011

    i think that the boy was wrong to steal. but prison is no place for a teenage boy. most ppl after they have tasted the jail, they keep going back and i dont know why. what i believe that boy need was some tough community service and counselling. The aunt must realise that prison puts a mark on his record for life. prison should be a last resort.

    • Homeboy
      December 11, 2011

      Just like I said earlier, you are a thinking person.

  18. Anonymous
    December 10, 2011

    Good job auntie although I know you r hurting

  19. dee
    December 10, 2011

    ITS THOUGH BUT I CAN’T SEE MYSELF DO THIS
    TO MY NEPHEW. MAYBE THATS THE ONLY WAY SHE
    THINKS BY TEACHING HIM A LESSON, I HOPE HE
    BEHAVES HIMSELF FORM BEING IN JAIL.

  20. Anonymous
    December 10, 2011

    six weeks!!! he should have gotten atleast 1 year, do u all know anything bout this boy huss u all asses

  21. December 10, 2011

    well sorry for him he will be seeing christmas behind bars he is way too stupid for u to tell me that u going and steal money from ur AUNT the person that is feeding u and doing all sorts of things for u and not get caught.at lest he will learn from that.STEALING IS TOTALLY WRONG ok buoy U DID THE CRIME NOW PAY THE TIME

  22. Robin
    December 10, 2011

    While I agree he should be taught a lesson, I think the punishment was a little steep. Isn’t there a way they could have asked him to pay back the money? We all are thinking that going to prison might be a remedy it could have some negative consequences.

    I hope they do not put him together with the seasoned criminals. This situation is something we need to be weary of, a jail for juveniles where they can learn something positive and/or seek counseling.

  23. Stranger
    December 10, 2011

    No matter what any of you come on here and comment and say this can NEVER be RIGHT….To send a 17yr old to prison in a small society like Dominica(where everybody almost know everybody business) is not teaching him a lesson na, it’s more like attaching a sign to him that says ‘I’m a Voleh and I go Jail for it already’…Most of you on here know what that means in our society right(negative stigma and victimization)??

    It’s not like he’s going to a Juvenile center where he’ll get counselling, he’s gonna be in the presence of seasoned criminals and most likely when he comes out and he realizes that his life is basically ruined he’ll become one also.

    To hear some of you saying this is right is just plain STUPID..If only we would think of the bigger picture here, its a 17yr old who mad a dumb mistake and he’s going to PRISON for it..Some of you pretend like when u all were 17 you were so intelligent and made all the right decisions…strpzzzz…

    • Homeboy
      December 11, 2011

      @ stranger I totally agree with you! There is absolutely no justification in sending this teen to jail for such a minor offense. Probation and community service would have made the point and allowed the individual to reminisce on his actions.

      It is amazing that these magistrates can hand out sentences like that but the drug dealers and pushers get off scot free!

      • babygirl
        December 12, 2011

        Homeboy
        if you know the drug dealers and drug pushers bring them up to the police

    • George
      December 11, 2011

      I get what you are saying but at the same time he did not still $20, 50 or $100 he stole almost $2000 from the mother figure in his life. what else or how much more did he still before that? I do not know the boy but I am pretty sure that this wasn;t his first. at the age of 17 he should be thinking of completing high school, going to college or applying for a X-mass part time job. this may just be the last step that the lady took to help herself and her nephew.

      I am 18 years old

      • Stranger
        December 11, 2011

        @George….I also understand what you are saying and I am not opposed to the idea of having him punished but our prison system offers NO help, it’s basically a breeding ground for criminals and at 17 I think he needs some form of stern punishment and guidance instead of being placed in such an environment. I am a young man not much older than he is(22yrs) and I’m looking at it from that perspective, when we place young men in Prison in Dominica most of them come out and they are not rehabilitated not one bit

  24. lovely
    December 10, 2011

    i dont think he will steal again noh. dont touch wat that does not belongs to someone else always learn to ask .

  25. deesse
    December 10, 2011

    thats right auntie be hard on him now to stop his bad ways before he continues on a path of crime.

  26. me
    December 10, 2011

    stupid guy

  27. fil
    December 10, 2011

    ITS SAD TO SEE AN AUNT LET HIM GO TO JAIL
    MAYBE SHE WAS TIRED OF HIS NONSENCE, ENOUGH
    IS ENOUGH. WELL THATS WAS THE ONLY HELP SHE
    WOULD GET FOR HIM, GOOD LESSON, HE’LL THINK
    TWICE OR NEVER STEAL FORM ANYONE AGAIN.

  28. Anonymous
    December 10, 2011

    Shame on you Auntie. What lesson is there to be learnt from this? You ruin my life for $660.00. All i’m feeling is resentment for you.
    Although I apologized to you, you went ahead with the persecution not prosecution knowing too well the ramefications on my life… Shame on you for ruin my life.
    From your former Nephew.

    • ROSEAU.
      December 10, 2011

      You should direct those comments towards the person who stole the money. Thats what is wrong with us today always quick to blame some one else. Man up and blame the thief”.

    • CANDID
      December 10, 2011

      NONSENSE
      Sometimes we have to let them feel. I more aunties and mothers were doing that the youth would not steal so.

      He is an example to all those voleh and Grammar school and Goodwill sec.

    • GOOD IDEA
      December 10, 2011

      You are not prepared to learn nor change if u cry shame on ur aunt.Own up to ur act,and thank ur aunt for what she did instead.Ungreatful

    • Snow
      December 11, 2011

      u need help,,, Aunty gave u a roof over your head in other 2 repay her u stealing from her what’s your prob,,,Apologize is accpeted,,, but u did wrong u pay,,,,,life goes on….u need 2 grow up n get a life…..

  29. SADIST
    December 10, 2011

    that thats good 4 him. HE IS NOT A MAN FROM UP. [BOULVA]

    • Anonymous
      December 11, 2011

      you are so stupid…would u like this for your family or yourself. Uptown my a** … only fools who live in Boulva. Young Punk think before u talk… :?: :roll:

  30. Anonymous
    December 10, 2011

    Police please do all homework. He is not a first time offender n has committed the very same offence the first time.

  31. BRAIN DAMAGE
    December 10, 2011

    Christmas is arround de corner and you are huffing de lady money, boy?. You know she does not joke. Don’t try that again.

  32. joe
    December 9, 2011

    good for you .boy you need to thank aunty for for stopping you from being a carrier voley.

    • Homeboy
      December 11, 2011

      This jail stint might just turn him into one. What does he have to lose now????? HE ALREADY HAS A RECORD!!!

  33. MAY
    December 9, 2011

    What he did was wrong , you can’t bite the hands that feed you. I hope he will learn
    a lesson from going to jail for stealing
    from his aunt.

  34. yours
    December 9, 2011

    Well i hope he won’t steal again, sorry to hear this but was the right decision if some parents was strong like this lady alot of big time volers would have never been

  35. correction
    December 9, 2011

    well the law must bit to prevent him from re-offenging

  36. lovely
    December 9, 2011

    i not coseing my family for that

  37. Anonymous
    December 9, 2011

    ha ha

  38. phaa
    December 9, 2011

    boy dat is d best christmas for u ghost cuz u goin to get all ya ham and turkey up der and ya butter (butter it lol}

    • D/can to de Bone
      December 10, 2011

      stupid comment by you. Some d/can talk to much rubbish here

  39. Anonymous
    December 9, 2011

    only mistake u saw man brainbox

  40. none
    December 9, 2011

    well we all know that charity begins at home and aunty checking now is not so she raise you up but although it may hurt her she had to do this. It could have been worse if she did not report it and you did it somewhere else. Say thank God you only got a 6 weeks.Just enough time for you to think of your action. I know you won’t do it again after that..

  41. Donald Tusk
    December 9, 2011

    Give the young man a chance, u all too hypocrite.

    • CANDID
      December 10, 2011

      This is utter rubbish TUSK

    • real talk
      December 10, 2011

      give him a chance? i wonder if it was ur money he had steal, if u wud give him a chance!!!

    • Homeboy
      December 11, 2011

      Bro I agree with you. The aunt recovered most of the money anyway. Them Dominicans that chastising the young man just wicked. A first time offense for a kid. Come on!

      • Homeboy
        December 11, 2011

        @ Donald Tusk

      • Snow
        December 11, 2011

        Frist time yes!!!!!! BUTTTTTTT if kept unpunished what’s going 2 happen,,,,u did the crime u do time that’s it…

  42. real talk
    December 9, 2011

    lesson well taught!

  43. oh! oh!
    December 9, 2011

    well look it..u were not as lucky as d ATM thief Allister from Bath estate nuh my boy…dat aunty doh play by her money nuh..u shoulda ask d lady 4 some instead of stealin it frm her

  44. phil
    December 9, 2011

    i agree Merry Xmas to him!

  45. go
    December 9, 2011

    alas d anty cud give him a chance wiii. she got back most of d money

    alas

  46. December 9, 2011

    he need to be thought a little lesson, but ensure that he get a bit of counceling.

    • Rastafari
      December 9, 2011

      taught a lesson; :?:

    • Homeboy
      December 11, 2011

      That is how you teach a first time offender a lesson? Send him to the wolves and turn him into a hardened criminal.

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