No bail for teen charged with fake-gun death threat

By Nikita Braxton-Benjamin

A TEENAGER who allegedly threatened to kill a woman while brandishing a fake gun was yesterday denied bail by a San Fernando magistrate.

It is alleged that on Monday at Bonne Aventure, Gasparilllo, Randy Joseph assaulted Maxine Wilson by threatening to kill her.

Joseph, whose left eye was swollen, entered a not-guilty plea when he appeared before Magistrate Margaret Alert yesterday.

He was not called upon to plead to the charge that he made use of an imitation firearm while making threats to the 22-year-old woman.

Joseph was charged by Constable Garod Tambie.

Defence attorney Annalee Girwar told the court that her client was employed as an air conditioning technician and lived at home with his mother and brothers.

She said Joseph had no previous convictions or pending matters before the court.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Wendy Williams said given the nature of the offences, restrictions should be imposed against Joseph should bail be granted.

But the magistrate said she wanted a trace to be done on Joseph's criminal background, before she considered bail.

Joseph will reappear in court tomorrow.

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