Man charged with threatening father with a gun

Anger issues with father lead young man to be charged with threats, possession of firearm.

The Magistrate's Court in Valletta
The Magistrate's Court in Valletta

A 25 year-old man, with serious anger issues was granted bail on condition that he does not go to his father's house, after he was charged with having threatened him with a gun.

Keith Agius of Qormi was arrested from his father's house, when he produced the gun while he was being visited by Melanie Attard, his probation officer.

Taking the witness stand, Attard said that she had established a good rapport with Agius who has serious anger management issues, especially with his father.

She explained that after the incident it was not prudent for Agius to return to his father's house, given that it would more than likely trigger another violent argument.

Attard explained that Agius was progressing under her guidance, and had accepted to undergo a specialised course in life skills, offered by probation services. The course is to start next week.

While Police Inspector Roderick Zammit did not object to bail, he expressed his concern that it would not be prudent to have the accused return to his father's house.

But while Agius said that he could stay at his grandmother's house, Magistrate Edwina Grima opted to decide to keep the accused at 'Dar Suret il-Bniedem' in Gzira, and ordered Agius to continue with meeting his probation officer and not to miss his life skills course.