Self proclaimed retarded man jailed for damaging Republic Bank’s door


Mortlan Lawson claims that he is retarded. [iNews' Photo]
Mortlan Lawson claims that he is retarded. [iNews’ Photo]
[]A man who told the court that he is retarded was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment by Magistrate Faith McGusty on Friday, January 3, for damaging a door belonging to Republic Bank.

Mortlan Lawson pleaded guilty to the charge, which alleged that on Sunday, December 29 at Republic Avenue, McKenzie Linden he damaged one glass door value $94,000, movable property of a private nature.

The defendant interjected while the Magistrate was reading the charge to him and stood in the prisoner’s dock grumbling that Republic Bank owes his father a sum of money and he has all of his documents in order.

Police Prosecutor, Seon Blackman told the Court that on the day in question Lawson went to Republic Bank, Linden Branch and used a cutlass and smashed the glass door.

According to the prosecutor, he was seen by the security guard and the matter was reported to the police.

Lawson said, “I’m very very retarded and I need Berbice Mental Hospital treatment”.




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