On Thursday, a court granted a twenty-one-year-old man $8,000 bail, cash or suitable surety, on an aggravated assault charge concerning a home invasion in Micoud.
Police arrested the accused, Anse Ger, Micoud, resident Leonie Charles after the April 23, 2023 incident in which a woman in her thirties sustained multiple injuries.
The injuries were not life-threatening.
According to reports, a masked man armed with a machete entered the woman’s home in Anse Ger, Micoud, at about 3:00 am and attacked her, fleeing when she called out to others in the house for help.
The victim received medical attention for lacerations to her hands.
His bail should have been higher. He had a deadly weapon, and he did bodily harm to the lady.
@Jdorn, are bail is not are fine. It is juss to secure de person presence in court. Hope you unerstan de lesson.
He got bail but did the magistrate ever issue a probation order where he must not be seen around the woman in such and such proximity and zero infringement otherwise he would be remanded with immediate effect. Or the woman have to go to the family court to have such, when in this case it should have been automatic. Or could I be wrong this publication didn’t publish that part.
That particular crime should not allow bail. The poor woman will live in fear, and is no doubt traumatised by this event. I hope she is able to get the appropriate support ie counselling and also a restraining order placed on the individual who committed the crime, but this is St Lucia afterall, so…
In de ole days, there used to be court reporters who used to give details on these decisions, like why bail was granted and what conditions are attached. These days these stories leave more questions than answers. If a restraining order was not part of this bail, then this magistrate should have his head examined.
thats why i will say anybody i get in my house which i work hard for its either ME or YOU and trust me its going to be you. take it how yall want.