12 year-old boy pleads guilty to issuing death threat to Trinidad’s police commissioner
In Trinidad, a 12 year-old primary school boy on Wednesday pleaded guilty to issuing death threats to Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and has been released into the custody of his parents until his sentencing.
The child pleaded guilty to misusing a telephone to send a threatening message when he appeared before the Port-of-Spain Children’s Court.
The magistrate has since requested a report from the Probation Services Division to assist in determining the appropriate punishment.
The child will be sentenced on January 16 next year.
The court heard that a call had been received by the emergency response operator from a mobile phone with a male caller stating the threat.
The call was then transferred to the police corporal on duty, where the caller repeated his threat to kill Mr. Griffith.
The caller then extended his death threat to the police corporal who took the call.
The call was traced to east Port of Spain and the boy surrendered to the police on Tuesday.