The hospital or the prison? A british court will decide on Friday the fate of a young man of 18 years, suffering from psychiatric problems, which has admitted to having thrown a child of 6 years from the 10e floor of the museum of london, the Tate Modern in August.
The hearing at the end of which Jonty Bravery, at the age of 17 years at the time of the facts, must know his pain is open Thursday before the criminal court of the Old Bailey in London and should be completed on Friday by the statement of the judgment.
The central issue of this hearing is to determine if her place is behind prison bars or in a specialized hospital. If the justice opted for the latter option, the entire request-to-exit would not be possible before several years and would be subject to a decision of justice informed by a strict evaluation.
The accused, who pleaded guilty in December, appeared via video conferencing wearing a t-shirt and shorts, since the hospital, sometimes extended back on his chair, or pretend prostrate to side.
On August 4, 2019, he had pushed the 10th floor of the museum of modern art, a little boy, French, who was then 6 years old. The child fell from the fifth floor on a roof, about thirty meters to the bottom. He suffered a brain haemorrhage and multiple fractures, the spine, legs and arms.
“We do not know if it will heal totally,” said attorney Deanna Hess at the hearing.
The victim was able to regain the use of the word in the end of the year and continues his progress, noted by his parents to a website that has raised more than eur 230 000 for care of the child. “We don’t understand everything he says, especially when he is tired, but he expresses himself more and more,” they explained in their last message.
The perpetrator had been arrested after having been identified by members of the public waiting for the arrival of the police.
With autism and personality disorders
With autism and a personality disorder, it was supported by a specialized institution. With a violent behaviour, he had shown signs of improvement in the months ahead of the facts, so that he was able to benefit from permissions where it could go it alone, for a period of four hours.
The day of the offence, he had first sought to buy a ticket for the observation platform of the Shard, the tallest skyscraper in the United Kingdom. But he had not enough money. After you have asked where to find a building top nearby, he went to the Tate Modern and its platform, which is open to the public.
The attorney is back on the course chilling facts: the young man with the strange behavior, heading towards the child who was a bit distant from her parents, the brief disbelief of the father, who was first thought to be a joke, thinking for a moment that there was a net below, before realizing what had just happened.
“Yes, I’m crazy,” he told Jonty Bravery, in the face of witnesses, struck by his “big smile”, with his arms raised, “calm”, after his gesture, in the “chaos” that reigned.
Based on the evidence gathered during the investigation, he had explained that he heard voices telling them to hurt or kill people. When asked about the reasons for his gesture, he had relied on “a long history”, “this is not my fault”, but not that of the medical and social services that would take care of him. According to his words, he was to be arrested, because he had not been given the proper treatment.
To investigators, he had stated that he wanted to “whether to information”.