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Sibling rivalry

Woman charged with wounding her sister

courtA St Michael woman charged with wounding her sister has been remanded into custody at HMP Dodds.

Shenika Melinda St Pierre, 32, of Garden Land, Country Road is accused of unlawfully wounding Princess St Pierre on October 30, with intent to maim, disfigure or disable her or do her serious bodily harm.

The unemployed woman was not required to plead to the indictable charge when she appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court Tuesday morning.

She was remanded to jail after the police prosecutor made strong objections to releasing her on bail.

The prosecutor argued that the accused was already out on bail and had failed to make court appearances dating back to March this year.

An objection was also made on the grounds that St Pierre had several antecedents and there was a need to protect members of her household.

The prosecutor said the Crown also feared that if St Pierre was granted bail she would reoffend.

When asked by Cuffy-Sargeant whether she wanted to make a bail application, St Pierre said “no”, adding that she had been unable to contact her lawyer.

The magistrate then remanded her until November 29.

One Response to Sibling rivalry

  1. Hal Austin November 2, 2016 at 3:05 am

    This is an abuse of the court process. A restraining order would have been enough. She is not a threat to the public. This is a family row. Do our magistrates think?

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