Vendor gets $150,000 bail for attempted murder

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A vendor was earlier today (Wednesday) granted bail when he made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the indictable charge of attempted murder.

Curt Joseph of 116 Guyhoc Park, Georgetown was not allowed to plead to the indictable charge when it was read to him by the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan.

The charge against him alleges that he, on June 18 2017, while in Tucville, Georgetown unlawfully and maliciously wounded Tavel December with the intent to murder him.

On the day of the incident, Joseph along with the Virtual Complainant (VC) were said to be playing football at the Tucville ball field when an argument ensued between the two.

The Prosecution revealed that the argument became heated which resulted in the defendant taking out a knife that was on his person and stabbed the VC to his chest.

December was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he underwent surgery and upon recovery was released.

Attorney Micheal Summersault successfully petitioned for bail to be granted to the accused on the ground that he was not previously convicted of any crime. He also stated that his client is not a flight risk.

Bail was however granted on the conditions that the defendant must not go within 50 feet of the VC. He is also required to make weekly reports to the East La Penitence Police Station.

Joseph is scheduled to make his next Court appearance on August 7 2017.

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