THE mother of the 14-year-old boy charged with attempting to murder his stepfather yesterday officially applied for a State-appointed attorney to represent her son.
The teenage defendant made his second appearance before the court after being placed on $75,000 bail with Clerk of the Peace approval two weeks ago.
His bail is yet to be posted.
Defence attorney with the Legal Aid Authority, Lisa Singh, who spoke on the boy's behalf yesterday, said arrangements were being made by his mother to have the bail posted.
The boy was charged on August 17 with wounding the 40-year-old man with intent to murder him.
The stepfather was chopped on his neck with a cutlass.
At the first court appearance, Singh said the incident allegedly occurred when the boy tried to defend his mother during a domestic dispute.
In her application for bail on that day, the attorney said the boy's step-brother, with whom the boy preferred to work instead of attending school, was willing to take him in.
Yesterday the boy was brought to court from St Michael's Home for Boys in Diego Martin.
Singh told acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan, "His mother will be applying on his behalf today for legal aid."
Rambachan asked about the status of the victim and police prosecutor Ramdath Phillip said the man's condition was "satisfactory".
Rambachan adjourned the case to October 2.