Homeless man admits death threats to Premier

  • E-mail attacks: David Burt, the Premier, was sent images of guns (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    E-mail attacks: David Burt, the Premier, was sent images of guns (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

A homeless man who threatened to cut off the Premier’s head pleaded guilty to two charges of making death threats yesterday.

Jared Gordon, 29, admitted he sent two threatening e-mails to David Burt. But he denied a count of blackmail, and the prosecution said it would not proceed with that charge at this stage.

The first of the e-mails said: “Ignoring me asking for a budget is driving me to a point of wanting to tell you this to your face ... I would really put a hole in your head.”

The sentence was followed by a series of images of guns.

The later e-mail said: “I’m going to end up coming back like a thief in the night, pulling you out of your house and chopping your head off with a hacksaw.”

The offences happened on October 12, 2017, and March 28, 2018. Gordon was charged in Magistrates’ Court last May and remanded in custody after he was unable to come up with a guarantee for bail.

Simone Smith-Bean, for Gordon, asked that his bail conditions be changed to remove the need for a guarantee.

Acting Puisne Judge Juan Wolffe extended Gordon’s bail, but left the need for a guarantee.

Mr Justice Wolffe asked for a psychological assessment and a social inquiry report on Gordon and ordered him to stay at least 100 yards away from the House of Assembly, the Cabinet Office and Camden House, the official residence of the Premier.

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