Still no bail for Yearwood

courtRicky Kenneth Yearwood of 3rd Avenue Grazettes, St Michael remains on remand at HMP Dodds after a second bail application by his attorney Hal Gollop, QC, was denied.

Yearwood, who is charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding Jameelia Wahid on October 8, made his second appearance in the District ‘A’ No. 2 Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

He is also accused of damaging a motor van belonging to Wahid on the same day, as well as trespassing on her house with intent to inflict serious bodily harm on her.

He has denied all three charges.

On Wednesday, police prosecutor Sergeant Janice Ifill told the court that the Crown’s objection to bail remained, as nothing had changed.

However, Gollop told the court that time had elapsed since the alleged offences occurred and he argued that Yearwood’s time on remand “should [have been] useful to quell any passions”.

“[It presented] a time for reflection and introspection . . . [and] after the period on remand . . . my client should be given a chance to pursue his livelihood, pending trial,” the Queen’s Counsel said.

The attorney proposed several conditions the court could impose, which his client would readily agree to if granted bail.

“I have spoken to my client and [I am instructed that] he has given up the apartment which, in itself, was a problem
. . . . [The condition of not being] seen, heard or caught within a certain distance of the complainant can easily be instituted. His passport is with the court so that is not a difficulty either.

“My client [gives] the assurance that he will do all in his power to abide by all conditions which the court may impose,” Gollop insisted.

However, the attorney’s submissions did not find favour with Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant who again denied the bail application and remanded Yearwood to prison until December 7.

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