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Teen mom sent back to prison: can't get bail

By Nikita Braxton-Benjamin

A teenage mother is unable to secure bail, months after she was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and ammunition.

Hazel Ann Henry, 19, reappeared in the San Fernando Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

The court heard that Henry, who was placed on $60,000 bail by a judge, has been unable to post bail because the bailor must be approved by a Clerk of the Peace.

In the past, in her bid to obtain bail, Henry told the court she had an 18-month-old who was expected to undergo surgery for a kidney ailment.

She said the child was in the care of her husband and mother-in-law.

Since her last court appearance, Henry was successful in obtaining bail from a judge.

But yesterday, she re-appeared before the San Fernando First Magistrate's Court still in handcuffs.

Defence attorney Michael Rooplal said she was having difficulty getting her bail posted.

Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan remanded her into custody until September 3.

Henry, 19, of Couva, was charged by Cpl Ramlogan with allegedly having a .38 revolver valued at $3,800 and six rounds of ammunition, belonging to Personal Protection Services Ltd at Gulf City Mall, La Romaine.

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