The Crown’s objections against bail for a 56-year-old accused man were upheld Tuesday given that the complainant against him was still hospitalized with “severe burns” about the body.
Sergeant Vernon Waithe also submitted that Glenwin Dacosta Grant, of Bedford Land, Greenfield, St Michael should not be granted his pretrial liberty “at this time” due to the strength of the evidence against him “which supports the charge”.
Grant is accused of causing serious bodily harm to Terry Greaves with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him on March 19.
He was not required to plead to the indictable charge levelled against him when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes.
The prosecutor also made reference to Grant’s antecedents – 27 convictions – explaining that even though the last offence was in 2004 there were fears that the accused would reoffend if granted bail at this time.
But in his application for bail, Grant submitted that the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court “can’t look back on my past from 2004”.
The accused urged the court to grant him bail given his medical situation.
“I would not like to go back to jail at my age [and] my conditions. I now suffered a stroke . . . about two months ago,” he disclosed adding that he had visits with the doctor at twoweek intervals.
“If possible I would like to go to a rehab centre because I have a drug problem. I relapsed. I relapsed, it happen last week. I was drinking alcohol and smoking drugs… because it was my birthday… and I was celebrating.”
After considering the applications, Chief Magistrate Weekes ruled in favour of the prosecution and remanded the accused until April 20.
An update on the complainant is expected to be available on that date. But Weekes informed the accused that an order has been made for him to receive medical treatment and necessary therapy for his stroke while on remand.