A Vincentian man charged with wounding two brothers will remain on remand at HMP Dodds despite an application for bail by his attorney Ria Layne.
Curtis Bernard Bute, who lives at Holders Land, Brandons, St Michael will stay at the St Philip institution until December 12.
The 48-year-old is alleged to have committed the crimes against Deque and DeVere Gittens on September 15 with intent to maim, disfigure or disable them or to do some serious bodily harm to them.
In an application for bail Layne told acting Magistrate Sandra Rollins her client had no previous convictions in either jurisdiction and had no matters pending.
She also revealed that Bute was in a “peculiar” situation given that his work permit had expired. She however explained that an application for the permit to be renewed had been submitted.
“This is a serious offence [but] this is an honest man who is seeking to make an honest living here for the last two years. He repatriates some of his earnings to St Vincent to help support his grandchildren,” said Layne who disclosed that her her client was willing to submit to any bail conditions including handing over his passport to the court in other to allay the Crown’s fear that he would abscond.
However, Rollins ruled in the prosecution’s favour after Station Carrison Henry said that the Crown’s objections to bail remained the same.