Robbery accused Renico Dadrian Murray has been remanded to HMP Dodds until November 19.
The Garden Land, Country Road, St Michael resident is accused of robbing Romario Cozier of a $6,000 chain and an $1,100 pendant on September 11.
Station Sergeant Carrison Henry objected to bail based on the seriousness of the offence, the fact that the accused was already on bail for similar matters and allegations that he was armed with a firearm at the time of the offence.
“He is alleged to have robbed a friend of his . . . who he was sitting with . . . and there are fears that he will interfere with the complainant if the granted bail,” the prosecutor submitted.
In her application for bail, attorney-at-law Kristen Turton admitted that her client was on bail for 2014 and 2015 charges that had yet to make any progress. She further argued that the allegation that a firearm had been used was not a charge before the court and as such was an “irrelevant submission.”
“The evidence against my client is weak . . . he has denied that the complainant is his friend . . . he always attends court and respects the conditions imposed . . . and he is asserting that he is innocent. To remand him at this time is to front-load a sentence,” she added.
However, Magistrate Douglas Frederick informed the accused that he had granted him bail on two prior occasions despite objections from the prosecution.
“Should I go against them for a third time . . . I think not . . .” the magistrate said as he ruled in favour of the prosecution.