‘Clans’ gangster ‘Mawga Man’ guilty of contempt for urinating in court Loop Jamaica

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Ted Prince, the convicted member of the Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan-led One Don faction of the Clansman gang who shockingly urinated inside a courtroom in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston last month, has been found guilty of contempt of court.

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes handed down his decision on the matter on Thursday.

A social enquiry report has been ordered ahead of Prince’s sentencing on April 14.

He was further remanded in custody.

On Tuesday, February 28, the 28-year-old gangster was seen urinating in a corner of courtroom two at the Home Circuit Court, where the then 27 accused persons had to be accommodated in two courtrooms for the massive gang trial.

Prince, alias ‘Mawga Man’, had reportedly been requesting a bathroom break, but before an officer of the court could relay the request to Sykes, the gangster made his way to the back of the courtroom and relieved himself right there.

The action stunned the personnel in the two courtrooms and resulted in Sykes briefly adjourning the proceedings.

Sykes did not address the matter until the final day of the trial, when he ordered Prince to prepare to explain his lewd actions.

Prince was among 15 persons, including Andre Bryan, St Thomas pastor Stephanie ‘Mumma’ Christie, and ex-soldier Jermaine Robinson, who were convicted of being members of a criminal organisation at the end of the trial.

Prince and the gang’s leader were also convicted of facilitating the murder of an unknown man outside Phil’s Hardware store in Spanish Town, St Catherine in 2018.

Prince and the other 14 convicts are to return to court on July 3, when their sentencing hearings relative to the gang-related convictions are scheduled to begin.