Man Admits Threatening, Jailed For Two Months

January 30, 2013

Tio Weeks, 37, was sentenced to two months in jail after he pleaded guilty to threatening his girlfriend if she testified against him at trial. He has however been held on remand for the past two months, and his remand time has been taken into account.

Crown Counsel Susan Mulligan told the court that last year the defendant punched Beverly Pitt in the face, injuring to the extent she was bleeding. The victim’s daughter called the police, and Weeks was arrested.

Weeks then told the girlfriend that he would kill her if she gave evidence. Initially the victim indicated that she would give evidence, then later withdrew. On the witness stand at the trial, she refused to give evidence.

Crown Counsel Susan Mulligan continued telling the Magistrate that Weeks had been in custody since 30th November because of this incident, but that the victim had continued her relationship with Weeks and had visited him at Westgate while he was on remand.

Magistrate Warner reviewed Weeks’ criminal record, and noted that he had a long history of assaulting women. After submissions from lawyer Rick Woolridge, the Senior Magistrate handed down a two month sentence to be followed by two years probation during which Weeks is to take part in programs set by the Dept of Court Services.

Weeks time in prison was to be calculated from 30th November 2012, meaning his prison sentence has been served and he now begins the probation period of the sentence.

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  1. Kathy Jones says:

    What’s wrong with this womann ???? She likes a good smack down in the name of LOVE smh You can’t live with them and you can’t live without them lmao

  2. LORD HAVE MERCY says:

    typical hood ratness

  3. Get Real says:

    Here we go again! He threatened to KILL his girlfriend, has a long history of assaulting women, and he gets sentenced to two months to be followed by 2 years probation, but two months was already served? SOMETHING IS CLEARLY WRONG WITH THE JUDGES IN THIS COUNTRY!!! Let’s hope we don’t see his name in the news anymore (which would be something entirely new for Bermuda!).

    • Sick and Tired says:

      Something is clearly wrong with this woman…maybe the judge should check out her history. She might have a long history of liking her ass busted! crazy!!

  4. Uncle Bob says:

    Michael Dunkley…if you wanna start somewhere, start with the effin juducial system….we have judges that live in dream land.

    And to the women that keep dating adusive guys…wake the eff up!

    A man that has to threaten his woman so that she doesn’t leave him is not normal…ding ding ding.

    Ther are some pretty decent women dating some of the worlds eff up guys but choose to stay with them?!?….SMH

    Warning Signs to the NWA (Naive Womens Association):

    1. Drug Addict

    2. Has Problems Getting Along With People

    3. Argues With His Mother

    4. Alcoholic

    5. Stalks Your Every Move

    6. Doesn’t Allow You To Be With Your Friends and Family

    7. Tells You He Loves You Way Too Many Times

    8. Tells You He Loves You To Death

    9. Uses Your Transportation To Check His Other Women

    10. Leeches

    To my N.W.A. women, yes you can leave the useless individual at any given time….most threats are just that…couple of police visists will scare him off permanently.

  5. SHOCKING says:

    I’m sorry but I don’t condone domestic violence against female/male. But what I do have an issue with is for the victim who has a VERY big mouth in all other circumstances to not want to speak up for herself is unbelievable!! Do not take this as an insult just as an “eye opener”. We as WOMEN need to make a stand no matter what…he’s done it to you once so you know he will do it AGAIN! As the news report clearly states he has a HISTORY of doing these sorts of acts upon females. Ladies RESPECT yourself and even more so RESPECT your child/children. If the child of the victim contacted authorities and the person was inprisoned why on earth would this…woman, mother citizen continue to visit this scum bag behind bars?!?! Wake Up My Fellow Bermudians. He must pick on woman as his unable to do so to man knowing he can’t use them as a punching bag.

    Ms. Pitt, be wise in your choices and I wish you blessings for your future hopefully without any further turmoil.

  6. Nuffin but de Truth! says:

    she gets a punch in the face and still goes to visit this punk in prison..

    she’s an IDIOT!

  7. jennifer says:

    Beverley,

    You are wasting peoples time!!!!!

    You actually went to visit him after he threatened you not to testify? This picture is truly not hanging right!?

    I didn’t realize you can become addicted to drug infested men! wow!

  8. A review of the laws n sentencing practices must be REVAMPED. It is apparent that these laws don’t bother these folk in the least as they seem to know the laws are quite relaxed n don’t hold much room for rehabilitation or deter them from re-offending. This is 2013 and it is very evident that the laws of Bermuda’s judicial system don’t carry much weight to curb more lawlessness. The LAWS must be reviewed, revamped, re-written n then re-applied. Judges use them but fail miserably in applying them. “Spare the rod…..Spoil the child and then after that, they no longer can be contained n running amock n then we wonder why some people do that which they do. Upgrade the Judicial system n make it work for the betterment of ALL concerned. Let’s have it…………..

  9. DreamCatcher says:

    If only you could persecute stupid. People that contribute to their own downfalls should have charged lain against them too. Especially for wasting the public purse.

    She can be a boisterous woman and you know what they say about like attracts like.

    Guess she’s following the Rihanna standard. Since so many people think celebrities are role models.

  10. nok says:

    Not cool Bev!!

  11. Bobthebuilder says:

    Some women like a good spanking in the name of love. Lol

  12. ella says:

    BEVERLY, WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE BEATEN/THREATENED? CAN YOU NOT SEE THAT THE TWO OF YOU ARE VERY TOXIC TOGETHER. YOUR DAUGHTER MUST BE SO FRUSTRATED WITH YOU AS I AM SURE THIS IS NOT THE FIRST INCIDENT. AND TO GO VISIT THIS MAN THAT TOLD YOU HE WILL KILL YOU IN PRISON. HE IS NOT THE ONLY MAN FOR YOU. DON’T EVER THINK THAT. SURELY YOU MUST SEE HIS PATTERN. DON’T YOU THINK YOU DESERVE BETTER? JUST KNOW THAT IT IS OK TO SEEK HELP. I AM PRAYING FOR YOU GIRL THAT YOU DON’T BECOME ANOTHER STATISTIC AND HE FOLLOWS UP ON HIS THREAT. THINK – IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT YOU BUT ABOUT YOUR DAUGHTER/FAMILY. PLEASE SEEK THE HELP THAT YOU NEED. LORD FATHER GOD, HELP THIS WOMAN NAME BEVERLY!!

  13. Not At All Surprised says:

    When I found out who the “victim” was, it doesn’t surprise me one bit. Some people will be forever Stuck On Stupid. Stop wasting the People’s time and money.