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November 23 sentencing for man who robbed deputy DPP

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2015 | 9:21 AM

The St Catherine man who robbed a female prosecutor at the Spanish Town courthouse last month is to be sentenced on November 23.

Twenty-two-year-old Christopher Burton, who is of a Spanish Town address, has pleaded guilty to a charge of simple larceny.

Burton was remanded until sentencing by Resident Magistrate Tara Reid-Carr.

Allegations are that on September 22, the complainant, who is a Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, went to work at the Spanish Town courthouse when a man walked up and accosted the prosecutor and then demanded money.

The man, who had on a mask, was given $100.

He ran from the compound.

A report was made to the police and following an investigation, Burton was picked up by the police on October 5 after he was seen begging at the courthouse.