25 Yr Old Woman Given Probation For Threats

May 20, 2014

A 25 year old mother appeared in Magistrates Court today [May 20] where she was given probation after admitting going to another woman’s job and threatening her.

Ms Leslie Dill was sentenced to two years probation, during which she was ordered to abstain from alcohol and illegal drugs, subject herself to random drug testing, accept psychological help and counselling, be assessed by BARC, and participate in all other programs as directed by Probation Services.

This was the decision of Senior Magistrate Archie Warner after he accepted lawyer Elizabeth Christopher’s submission, that as Ms Dill was a vulnerable young woman, and the primary caregiver for two young children and a custodial sentence would not be in her or the public’s best interest.

In January 2014, Ms Dill had pleaded guilty to charges of possessing a bladed article in the form of a kitchen knife; going to another woman’s workplace and there using threatening behaviour; and using threatening words.

Ms Dill was restrained and disarmed by employees who were at the woman’s workplace. The other woman, the complainant, was said to be having a relationship with the father of Ms Dill’s two children.

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  1. Fruity says:

    Amazing how some people Don’t get away with this but others DO.
    Hmm

    • Terry says:

      And what do you mean by your writings ‘Fruity’.

      Explain.

      • PBanks says:

        I suspect it’s the interpretation of the law of Mandatory prison sentences for bladed articles.

        • clearasmud says:

          I suspect it refers to the fact that several men have gone to jail for making threats by text and here we have a woman who was restrained from actually carrying out the threat to kill, who was in possession of a weapon, and she gets probation!

          Makes you wonder why she was not charged with attempted murder!

  2. duh says:

    Yeah so how is this possible???? Because she is woman?

  3. cursed to be born male says:

    what about the taxi driver that was caught witha bladed article in his cab. never attatcked anyone, but was carrying it for protection. He got time, and was told to carry a bat next time…bermuda is the land of inequality and hatred for our own males. sad times ahead.

  4. BobTheBuilder says:

    (not reffering to this)

    Bermudians are second class citizens in their own home…. crazy huh….

  5. smh says:

    She is a cool girl though…