Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant this afternoon agreed with a police prosecutor who made an impassioned objection to bail for a 40-year-old painter accused of entering a woman’s home and attempting to rape her at knifepoint.
Anthony Eurline Boucher of 2nd Avenue, Licorish Village, St Michael is charged with committing the offence.
After hearing an application for bail from Boucher’s attorney, Arthur Holder, as well as the grounds of the objections made by Station Sergeant Neville Reid, Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant denied bail, expressing concern that the accused lived in the same compound as the alleged victim.
Earlier, Station Sergeant Reid told the court that Boucher had threatened to recommit the offence and violate the complainant, and he urged the magistrate to protect society from Boucher.
But Holder quickly rose to his feet and tore into the prosecutor for his comments, saying they were grossly prejudicial and without foundation.
The defence attorney told the court such remarks should never be allowed in any court in Barbados.
However, Magistrate Cuff-Sargeant sided with the prosecutor and remanded Boucher. He will return to court on December 16.