No bail for seven

Saying that the country was “crying out everyday”, a magistrate today refused to grant bail to any of the seven men who appeared before him charged with murder, robbery, and gun offences.

Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale spoke about the need for the court to “act as a barometer” when defence attorneys applied for bail for some of the young accused.

Appearing in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court were: Romario Akeem Phillips, 22, of 10th Avenue New Orleans, St Michael and Nicholas Akeem Teo Shorey, 23, of 3rd Ave, Parris Gap, Westbury Road, St Michael who were accused of the December 8, 2014 shooting death of Albert Boyce, among other charges; Marvin Marcus Victor, 28, of 4th Ave, Pickwick Gap; Akem Jabarry Leon, 22, of 3rd Ave, Mannings Land; Damien Francisco Padmore, 34, of #2 Skeetes Road, Ivy; Rehquino Samkeh Barker; and Kareem Dentonia Bailey, of School Road, Bakers, St Peter.

Nicholas Shorey
Nicholas Shorey
Ramario Phillips
Ramario Phillips
Rehquino Samkeh Barker
Rehquino Samkeh Barker
Marvin Marcus Victor
Marvin Marcus Victor
Damien Francisco Padmore
Damien Francisco Padmore
Kareem Dentonia Bailey
Kareem Dentonia Bailey
Akem Jabarry Leon
Akem Jabarry Leon

Bailey’s attorney, Arthur Holder, was the first to apply for bail.

He felt that his client was a fit candidate for bail, since he was gainfully employed and had no prior convictions.

Holder also said there was no evidence that his client would “slightly or remotely interfere with witnesses” if granted bail; nor was there any evidence to show that the complainant was still hospitalized.

Appearing on behalf of Leon was attorney at law Verla DePeiza.

She said that she had not heard anything to suggest that the 22-year-old accused would abscond or pose any danger to society.

“I am still trying to find the genesis of the charge,” DePeiza said, arguing that the charges against her client were “clearly tenuous” since she had not seen a complainant listed on the charge sheet.

Padmore’s attorney Naomi Lynton told the court that her client had no previous convictions, was the “majority breadwinner of his household” and was looking after his child and his mother.

She admitted that Padmore was on bail for another matter that was six years old, but said the fault was really that of “the system” and not her client’s since he had attended court faithfully during that period.

In response, Sergeant Janice Ifill contended that “the right of every Barbadian must come before the right of the accused persons who keep coming back before these courts again and again”.

Although agreeing that all accused persons had the right to bail, she said it was “not an absolute right”.

“We are living in a climate today in Barbados where people are afraid to leave their homes and society cannot be allowed to continue living in fear,” Ifill pointed out.

After hearing both sides, Magistrate Seale said: “When the atmospheric pressure is so thick and heavy, the court must act as a barometer.”

He added that to remand all the accused for the next 28 days meant that their names “could not be called” in anything.

Source: (Sandra Downes)

13 Responses to No bail for seven

  1. Shantelle Bowen
    Shantelle Bowen February 25, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Wha d ass bail them cud want anyway??

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  2. Dan Vaughn
    Dan Vaughn February 25, 2015 at 3:56 am

    Why would any law abiding lawyer get bail for these guys .It’s pure hypocrisy things are real terrible in Bdos

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  3. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley February 25, 2015 at 4:46 am

    All magistrates should act the same way, no bail for any of these brainless thugs

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  4. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner February 25, 2015 at 5:04 am

    But high court judge will grant them bail ya could be rest assured.

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  5. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley February 25, 2015 at 5:25 am

    Soft touch i NO treat these murderers hardly no bail and no parole when they are sentenced,

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  6. Adam Forester
    Adam Forester February 25, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Someone said brainless thugs the other race smarter have been for over 500 years .whats the difference between the wise and the fool.

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  7. Ryvan Bigman
    Ryvan Bigman February 25, 2015 at 7:38 am

    Good for them. Now hang them.

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  8. Ryvan Bigman
    Ryvan Bigman February 25, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Good for them, now hang them one by one.

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  9. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 25, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Good!

    Reply
  10. Shelly Blackman
    Shelly Blackman February 25, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    him look like he is a brain fog… them eyes… lawwwwd… must be the bajan water.. my peoples…. we pray

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  11. Yvonne Griffith
    Yvonne Griffith February 25, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    He looks like the wild man of Borneo.

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  12. Elaine Crichlow
    Elaine Crichlow February 25, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Never let them seeeeeeeee outside life again

    Reply
  13. elainluv February 26, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Good for the justice system you want to be a thug well now take the thug ‘ s treatment!!!!

    Reply

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