Dylan Nigel Marius walked out of the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today on $50, 000 bail after appearing on a charge of unlawfully killing his four-month-old son.
The baby, Dellon Marius, was found dead at home on April 3, 2017. It is alleged that the child was left at home unattended and died as a result from suffocation.
Marius, who is represented by attorney-at-law Arthur Holder in association with Danielle Mottley and Rhea Layne, was not required to plead to the indictable offence.
While Magistrate Graveney Bannister was ready to remand the 39-year-old Walrond Gap, Back Ivy, St Michael resident, the prosecutor Sergeant Theodore McClean said the Crown was not objecting to bail on the grounds that Marius, who is a father of three, had been out on his own since the alleged incident. However, McClean requested that conditions be attached to Marius’ bail.
Not satisfied with the prosecutor’s position, the magistrate requested additional facts on the case.
In response, Holder explained that Marius was the father of a ten-year-old, a four-year-old and the now deceased four-month-old child. The attorney also argued that his client was neither a threat to society nor a flight risk.
With this assurance, Bannister granted Marius bail, which he posted with one surety.
However, he first had to surrender his travel documents and must not leave the jurisdiction unless he informs the court.
Marius, who will next appear before the Bridgetown magistrate on December 1, must also report to the Hastings Police Station every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., with valid identification.