According to CANA, a magistrate has sentenced a 34-year-old man to three years in jail after he pleaded guilty to stealing a microwave from the home of his ex-girlfriend.
Chief Magistrate, Sharon Fraser, said that while Allison Cutkelvin, the father of a six-year-old girl, had saved the court time she must take into consideration, his previous conviction for burglary also at the home of his former lover.
The court heard that Cutkelvin made a hole on the wall and entered the home of Denise Martin and camped out there until she left the house.
But the police caught up with him following the burglary, which had been committed between January 31 and February 1, last year.
In court, Cutkelvin tried to explain that he deceived his ex-lover when they were having problems and while she had allowed him to enter her home on other occasions on the day of the incident, she did not.
He had previously pleaded not guilty, but changed it to guilty and threw himself at the mercy of the court. Cutkelvin told the court that he hid in the ceiling because his ex-girlfriend had taken out a restraining order against him.