Unlicensed motorcyclist, who caused death of schoolgirl, jailed for three years
Glenton Redmond, 22, was on Tuesday sentenced to three years imprisonment for causing the death of 14-year-old schoolgirl Makeida Quick last year.
Redmond of ‘E’ Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was on trial before Magistrate Rushelle Liverpool.
He made his first court appearance in April 2022 and pleaded not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.
Redmond did not have a licence and did not posses a certificate of insurance or fitness and was charged for these offences also. He pleaded not guilty to all of these charges and was out on $600,000 bail.
On Tuesday, Redmond was found guilty of all of the charges and sentenced to a total of three years. The matter was prosecuted by Police Sergeant Ramjattan.
The teen was tragically killed on April 10, 2022, when Redmond crashed into her along the ‘E’ Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, Public Road. She was a student of the Tucville Secondary School and was on her way to see her grandfather.
According to reports, the young girl was standing at the side of the road with her bicycle waiting to get across the road when collided with the teen. She was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital and was pronounced dead upon arrival.
An investigation was launched, and it was later revealed that not only was Redmond unlicensed, but he also took the motorcycle without the owner’s permission.