Aug 31 2012 by Colin Rutherford, Kilmarnock Standard
TWO brothers involved in a love triangle appeared separately at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week accused of sending offensive messages to different women.
First up was 17-year-old Scott Atkinson, of Bank Street, Kilmarnock, who pleaded guilty to sending abusive texts to his former girlfriend.
Scott Toal, prosecuting, said that the couple had been together for around 10 months, but had split up a month ago, when the female had taken up with At kinson’s brother.
He told the court that on August 23 the two were communicating via the Blackberry messaging service.
Said Mr Toal: “During the conversation, he was referring to her as a ‘whore’ and a ‘smackhead’.”
Atkinson also threatened that she and his brother “will be getting what is coming to them”.
Mr Toal said that images of a gun and a bullet were also sent to her phone.
“The accused was detained and interviewed by police and accepted he had referred to her in the terms described,” he said.
Allan Kerr, defending, said: “It is the case that she was his girlfriend and she left him for his big brother.”
And he told Sheriff Alistair Watson: “You will be seeing him shortly on another charge.”
Mr Kerr said that Atkinson denied that he had sent any threatening images.
Said the solicitor: “He said to police, ‘The only thing I said to them is they will get what is coming to them one day. They need a good slap’.”
Sheriff Watson fined Atkinson £200.
Mr Kerr also represented Atkinson’s brother Allan Marikovski who appeared later in the same court. Marikovski, 22, of Dean Street, Kilmarnock, pleaded guilty to sending a female threatening and abusive messages by text and through Facebook between July 23 and August 8.
.Sheriff Watson deferred sentence until September 14 for a progress report on a community payback order.
But Marikovski was back in the dock much sooner than expected.
He appeared at court on Monday when he pleaded guilty to breaching a special bail condition barring him from communicating with the woman involved in the earlier offence.
Scott Toal, prosecuting, said that at 4.50pm on Friday – a short time after Marikovski had appeared at court – she had received a text message from mumanddad.co.uk suggesting that the person at that number needed her help.
She showed it to police who noted that the number was Marikovski’s.
When he was detained he said: “Is this about the text message I accidentally sent?”
Mr Kerr said:“He thought he was sending that message to his grandmother,” he said.
Sheriff Robert Fife deferred sentence until September 14 and remanded Marikovski in custody.