Steals and causes damage – says he doesn’t know the reason for his actions
32-year-old Michael Spiteri of Zabbar has been arraigned in Court and charged with the theft of 60 euro as well as with damaging a fuel pump, the property of Joseph Azzopardi, and the damage to which is estimated at 575 euro, besides being a relapser.
Arraigned before Magistrate Francesco Depasquale, accused pleaded guilty to the charges. Asked by the Court whether he has a drug problem as well as why he had committed the crime, accused replied he did not have a drug problem, adding that not even he himself knew why he had acted as he had done.
Inspector Roderick Attard and legal aid lawyer Noel Bartolo agreed that the sentence should serve for accused to understand he had done wrong, but at the same time accused should be given a chance to address his problems.
The Court sentenced accused to twelve months in prison suspended for two years, issued a three-year treatment and probation order, and ordered accused to pay Joseph Azzopardi the sum of 575 euro within six months.