Man bound over in death threat case
A man who threatened his girlfriend’s alleged lesbian lover was yesterday bound over to keep the peace for a year.
Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans also banned Dereck Walkine, 30, from coming within 300 feet of his victim.
Walkine, his now former girlfriend, and the woman he believed to be her lover all worked at Atlantis.
After confronting the woman about his suspicions about her friendship with his girlfriend, Walkine made a series of threatening and harassing calls.
After threatening the woman with death, Walkine showed up at her home at 4 a.m. and was arrested.
Vogt-Evans said she found his actions troubling and hoped that the three weeks that he had spent at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services awaiting sentencing had showed him the error of his ways.
Before the sentence was passed, Walkine apologized to his victim for his “indiscretions” and asked her for forgiveness.
Walkine’s lawyer, Alex Morley, had asked the court to consider giving him a conditional discharge.
But Vogt-Evans said that Walkine showing up at the victim’s home was especially troubling.
If Walkine gets into legal trouble during the year-long period, he could spend six months in prison should he fail to pay a $4,000 fine.