Thursday, December 14, 2017

No bail for sisters charged with attempted murder


TAKEN AWAY: Nandy Williams, left, and Kay Greene are escorted from the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court on charges of attempted murder yesterday. —Photo: INNIS FRANCIS

Mark Fraser

TWO sisters yesterday appeared in court charged with attempted murder.

Nandy Williams and Kay Greene were both denied bail after the court heard that the man they allegedly attacked was in serious condition at hospital.

The charge read to the women in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court was that last Saturday at Bayshore, Marabella they allegedly attempted to murder Andy Bramble.

Williams, a mother of two and Greene a mother of five of Marabella were not called upon to plead to the indictable charge as laid by Sgt David.

A wooden handle and two foot-long cutlasses were shown to the court during the proceedings.

Police prosecutor Cleyon Seedan said a third person was not yet arrested in the matter.

Attorney Shawn Teekasingh asked for bail for his clients.

He said Greene, 27, who had a bandage on her forehead, had never before had a matter before the court.

Williams, 29, he said, had a pending matter for malicious wounding.

Seedan objected to bail as he told the court that Bramble was a patient at ward three of the San Fernando General Hospital, “in serious condition”.

Teekasingh said it was unfortunate that Bramble’s medical certificate was not available.

He said that documentary information should have been presented to the court stating whether the man was in stable or critical condition.

The attorney said there ought to be a “balancing exercise” as his clients could not continue to remain in custody until this information was known.

Teekasingh called for more details to be given by today.

But Seedan said that David had applied for the medical certificate and was told that further tests had to be conducted before the document could be supplied.

Magistrate Rae Roopchan said that based on the nature of the charge and the victim being hospitalised in serious condition, he will remand the sisters into custody.

The police were given a week to provide further information on Bramble’s condition.

Williams and Greene will return to court next Wednesday.

It is alleged that Bramble received an injury to his head following an altercation at Bayshore, Marabella.