Mentally-challenged man on $25,000 bail

– charged for damage to property

A man suspected to be mentally ill was on Thursday placed on $25,000 bail by Magistrate Faith McGusty when he appeared before her at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with damage to property.
When the matter was called in court on Thursday, Paul Smith, 22, of Lot 505 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, shouted “I got more rights than nuff a dem, nuff nuff rights.”
He then pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on April 20, at North Road, Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously damaged the glass window of a car, property of Claude Murray.
The man, who seemed to be quite unaware of the seriousness of the offence committed, was talking throughout his hearing disturbing the Magistrate in the process.
He was asked several times by Magistrate McGusty if he had any relatives and he indicated that he lived with his aunt, but did not have a telephone number or any contact information for her.
The Police Prosecutor had no objections to bail, pointing out to the Court that the defendant’s mental ability seemed to be questionable.
The matter was adjourned to May 17.