The man accused of stabbing a woman at Country Park Towers, St Michael, on September 17, was granted $3,000 bail today following strong arguments from his attorney Mohia Ma’at.
Shahid Ricardo Stephen, of Reece Land, Bush Hall Yard Gap, St Michael had been on remand at HMP Dodds for the last 28 days.
The 22-year-old is facing the indictable charge of entering the home of Akeilia Bradshaw as a trespasser on the aforementioned date and inflicting serious bodily harm on her while he was armed with a knife.
When he reappeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today Ma’at stated that his client had “knocked on death’s door” since his incarceration.
Providing the magistrate with a daily record of his client’s sugar levels over the time he had been on remand, Ma’at submitted that Stephen’s “levels had dropped several times and he had to be hospitalized on three different occasions”.
“He even lost a tooth since being in prison . . . one of his sugar levels was recorded at 1.8 and that is knocking at death’s door and he has knocked three times since he was in prison,” Ma’at said.
Magistrate Frederick granted the accused bail following Ma’at’s bail application and a warning that he stays away from the complainant.
Stephen will return before the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on March 5.