Woman on serious bodily harm charge
Strict conditions where imposed on a St Peter woman who appeared before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on a serious bodily harm charge.
Adonna Elane Boyce, 26, of Gays Gap is accused on injuring Alvin Fredericks on October 22, with intent to maim, disable or disable him.
Boyce was not required to plead after the charge was read to her this afternoon by Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the No.1 Court.
In his submission, police prosecutor Sergeant Neville Watson objected to bail for the accused on the grounds that the complainant in the matter was in “a bad way and detained in critical condition at the QEH [Queen Elizabeth Hospital]”.
“We fear that he may take a turn for the worse,” he told the court.
The prosecutor also revealed that information reaching him suggested there was also need to protect the accused, even as he went on to point to the “very seriousness” of matter.
However, Boyce’s attorney Rasheed Belgrave pleaded for his client to be released on bail, based on the fact that she was the primary caregiver of her seven-year-old child.
The attorney further argued that if granted bail, Boyce would accede to any conditions imposed on her, including reporting to a police station.
“If the charge is upgraded . . . she can easily be found,” Belgrave said.
After taking into consideration the welfare of the Boyce’s child, Magistrate Frederick granted her bail in the sum of $20 000 with one surety.
However, Boyce’s surety had to submit her travel documents to the court before she could be released. Boyce also has to report to the District ‘E’ Police Station every Monday, Tuesday and Friday until the case is over.
She returns to court on November 16.