Hospital attendant slapped with attempted murder charge

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An attendant attached to a city hospital was on Thursday arraigned after he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with an attempted murder charge.

The accused, Andre Fernandes, 29, denied the allegation after it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

The charge stated that on July 15, while in the vicinity of New Market Street, Georgetown, with intent to commit murder, he wounded Terry Clement.

According to facts presented to the Court, on the day in question the two men got into a heated argument, in which resulted in a scuffle.

It was alleged that during the scuffle, Fernandez took a piece of wood and repeatedly lashed Clement to the head and body resulting in him being hospitalised.

Fernandez defense attorney, in a submission for bail, told the court the two men have a history of altercations among themselves. Further, he explained that his client would have made numerous reports to the Police.

Police Prosecutor objected to bail being granted and informed the Court that the victim remains in hospital with multiple injuries.

However, the Chief Magistrate overlooked the prosecutions’ objection and released Fernandez on $300,000 bail. The matter was adjourned until July 26.

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