South Ruimveldt man refused bail over attempted murder charge

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A man was brought before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts earlier today (Friday) after he allegedly attempted to murder another man.

Roger Gibbert of Lot 35 South Ruimveldt, Georgetown vehemently denied that he committed the act on June 22 2017 at his residence.

He pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him which indicated that he allegedly wounded Mortimer Miller with the intent of murdering him.

However, Gibbert explained to Magistrate Daly that previously, he had taken a woman to file a Police report against the Virtual Complainant (VC). He added that since that time, the VC has been threatening him.

On the day of the alleged wounding, he stated that Miller came to his apartment holding a cutlass in his hand and he appeared to be wounded. Gibbert said that he requested his help; however he refused to assist the man which prompted the VC to attack him.

“I disarmed him and took the cutlass to the station where I lodged a complaint, however, I was arrested and charged with wounding the VC but I didn’t wound him” Gibbert explained.

The Police Prosecutor asked that bail be refused as the VC is currently hospitalised.

Bail was refused and the defendant was remanded to prison. He is expected to reappear in Court on July 21 2017.

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