Gittens offered bail

Police Constable Everton Gittens was today offered bail in the amount of $200,000, following an appearance in the No. 2 Supreme Court before Justice Randall Worrell this morning.

His attorney Angela Mitchell-Gittens is refusing to comment on the matter but Barbados TODAY understands that Gittens’ release is now pending once the necessary paperwork is finalized.

Everton Randolph Gittens
Everton Randolph Gittens

Gittens was charged with the murder of Selwin ‘Blues’ Knight on March 15 last year, wounding Knight’s son, Junior Knight, with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him, as well as recklessly engaging in conduct which placed Junior Knight in danger of death or serious bodily harm, on the same date.

The latest development comes amid a firestorm created earlier this week by Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, who criticized the continued incarceration of Gittens, while the notorious Andre ‘Lord Evil’ Jackman has been granted bail.

Knight’s relatives have said they are both shocked and upset by the developments.

33 Responses to Gittens offered bail

  1. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne July 8, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    This is total injustice to the Knight family including Blues’ frustrated widow. Thank you, AG, for your uncalled for bogus worthless request to place bail on this off-duty cop who did nothing but senselessly shot and killed a breadwinner by the name of Selwyn Knight aka “Blues”.

    • Donild Trimp July 8, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Justice Randall Worrell made the right decision.

      • Carson C Cadogan July 8, 2016 at 9:07 pm

        Does Randall have a Law Certificate?

        Just asking a question.

    • Judith Hebson
      Judith Hebson July 8, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      Totally agree, Blues didn’t deserve to be gunned down, it’s disgusting to let the murdering piece of work out! Why should he get out when Blues family still living with grief and sorrow, all missing a good man 🙁

    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne July 8, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      Judith Hebson Well said, Judith. Blues’ widow still ain’t happy about this.

  2. RC July 8, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I would have offered that gender suspect criminal bail in the sum of no less than $ 200,000,000.00. Hopefully if he dies get released he will join Blues very soon.

  3. Francis July 8, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Why not bail?
    He should NEVER have been charged with murder.
    Manslaughter at the most as this was obviously accidental.
    The same people who hate the police are the same ones who beg for police help when they get into trouble.
    I wish him well and pray for the family’s of both parties.

    • Leroy July 8, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      Accidental? and when the son ran to his fathers side after her was shot dead, he shot the son.

    • Carson C Cadogan July 8, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      What type of idiot could you be?

      Accidental my fanny. The man came out shooting with A Royal Barbados Police Force gun like it was The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

  4. Joy Waldron
    Joy Waldron July 8, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Look two barbados all over again. He kill he get bail so now what. It’s ok for other ppl to get bail and not he. He getting bail is only disrespect to family of person he alleged to kill. How about other family of persons that get kill also. Look ppl bigger issues out there deal with them. His time will come.

  5. harry turnover July 8, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Shame on you AG…instead of you advocating for MURDERERS to be placed on REMAND ,you want MURDERERS to be released on bail….man you got ya priorities all jumbled up….boy dis is life in Ba bay dus in the year 2016

  6. Alex Alleyne July 8, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    In the end, this guy will walk free.

  7. Carson C Cadogan July 8, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    What the hell does this mean? “Police Constable Everton Gittens was today offered bail ……”?????!!!!!!

    All other people charged with a crime have to go to court to request bail but “…he is offered bail”?

    It is great when you have an AG in your hip pocket!!!!!!!!!

    Now a mad Policeman on the loose.

  8. Angela Thompson Branch
    Angela Thompson Branch July 8, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    The man is not free only out on bail like all the rest.He still has to be on trial,cheese people the rest out there getting bail.

  9. Sherlock Holmes. July 8, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Ryan Bayne you are merely braying for the sake of it ,first things first, a police officer is never officially off duty,next,what is so wrong with the accused person mentioned here getting bail? Many precedents has been set whereby several persons have been granted bail here in this country for the capital offence of murder.What is so different about this particular case,can you please tell me? It is people like you who annoy me with the nonsense you espouse .what injustice to the Knight family what? Are they the only family in Barbados who has had a loved one murdered and the alleged perpetrator is on bail?Where were you when others were granted bail in such circumstances? You have some form of agenda and it lies squarely in your political leanings you are not really concerned about any victims families,you see this purely as an opportunity to attack the Attorney General and your statements are misguided.On another note you do not have the facts of the investigation you are simply relying on hearsay evidence and your mouthings in the above post can be construed as just as prejudicial as any previously made when you speak of senselessly killing a bread winner, i am certain you were not there so i suggest you keep your assumptions to yourself. What has me a bit baffled is why there is the perception that this accused being a police officer should not be granted bail? Is he different from any other murder accused who by way of the precedents already set have been granted bail?Must he not be accorded the same rights under the said bail act and more so should his constitutional rights be eroded because of his occupation?The Attorney General has been taken to task for the sentiment he expressed ,some have even determined that it was a statement which bore prejudice but in the context of things i heard mention of some alias and as far as i can recall there have been cases all over the world where serial killers and others who have committed heinous crimes were known by aliases by all and sundry, some were even given aliases and were never apprehended case in point the infamous Jack the ripper of the 18th century in England,however on a more serious note an alias is just an alias and any reference to such should not be a reason for an accused person who is accused of such a serious offence to just walk from a fair trial to determine culpability.

  10. Carson C Cadogan July 8, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    By next week this same time , all charges against Police Constable Everton Gittens will be dropped.

    Mark my words.

    What we are seeing is a carefully choreographed play. What happen today is Episode one.

    Standby for Episode two.

  11. Sherlock Holmes. July 8, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Carson Cadogan if i were you i would just shut up with these silly utterances,you really do have me surprised,are you insinuating that the people you support so vigorously are now steeped in skullduggery? Allow justice to take it’s natural course this is not a misdemeanor this is a capital offense.

  12. Sue Donym July 8, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    @Sherlock Holmes, your argument is disappointing. You accuse people of bias, then let yours take you far away from all reason.

    How can you at once stress the fact that the accused is a policeman and then not expect him to be held to a policeman’s standard of training in the use of his firearm? Yes, a policeman, a soldier, a lawyer, a judge all must be held to a standard that reflects their knowledge and training. A doctor, for example would be expected to act differently from a layman if a medical emergency arose even when off duty and certainly not to act in a way that a doctor would know to be risky.

    When you accuse others of entering the discussion without facts, are you saying that you have a more intimate knowledge of the events and of Mr Gittens state of mind?

    It is now certain that this case and this AG will be even more keenly observed.

  13. Sherlock Holmes. July 8, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    @SUE the law as it relates to bail has nothing to do with occupation, i am purely speaking of bail for someone accused of murder period, i cannot be overly concerned with the investigation at this point as i have stated it is mere hearsay evidence and i cannot speak of Mr. Gittens state of mind i am not trained in such a field,and i will not back off from what i have said it seems as though his occupation should be an automatic disqualification for bail for some of you and that is the point i was making,further more regardless of the particular field one is in there is always room for error in judgement.

  14. Carson C Cadogan July 8, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Also of note is the fact that his bail was not granted in the Magistrates court. He was consistently denied bail in the Magistrate court.

    My guess is that the Magistrates saw him as a danger to the public. They also didnt find that he met the criteria for bail.

  15. BoboTheClown July 8, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    I guess they may be others out there who might be considering doing harm or more to someone they dislike, and now the our AG has more or less given them the green light because if they do they should be granted bail.
    I wonder if the man killed by this Officer was the Attorney General’s
    son or brother if he would be asking a Judge to grant him bail.
    Mr. A G you are not about upholding the law ,it seems as though you have another agenda . There appear to be some bias in your statement.

  16. Francis July 8, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Bobo the Clown you are a real clown.
    I cannot believe that Barbadians are so damn illiterate.
    Every damn body speaking as if they were there.
    He is the same accused as anyone else. Being a policeman has nothing to do with it. He is a proper candidate for bail FULL STOP.
    Reading these stupid stuff mouthing shows me how our education system has failed us. God help us!!

    • Carson C Cadogan July 8, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      I agree with you Francis.

      “…. our education system has failed us.” Because all it has done for you is to teach you how to type on a keyboard. Not how to think.

  17. Sue Donym July 8, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Don’t get tangled @Sherlock. I’m not thinking that a bail application should be denied because of occupation, but you asked “What is so different about this case”. The answer would relate to whether the subject is trained in the use of a firearm and peacekeeping and whether the circumstances demanded a different level of assessment and care from what would be expected of a civilian.

  18. Tony Waterman July 9, 2016 at 12:26 am

    @Donild Trimp!!!!! What would you have done, after the CHIEF Law maker of the land had intimated that someone should be given bail, although that someone has a History of harassing people.and dont play that you dont know that it was this same Eveton Gittens Tha ARRESTED the Customs Officer at the GAIA, and the Customs Officer was eventually transferred to the Bridgetowm Harbour, and after he shot Knight and his son (Knight Died) he was put on Desk Duty, but was seen IN the Port Harassing the Same Officer.he is a ROGUE and should be treated as such, and the Ag. He should Resign over those Comments he made about this case, that constitutes Judicial Tampering. (In any other properly run Country)

    @Francis!!!! I did not check the Dictionary, but my belief is that the Word Illiterate, refers to someone who can neither read nor write, and BoBo can at least do one of those, so he can’t be Illiterate.

    @Carson C Cadogan!!!””Also of note is the fact that his bail was not granted in the Magistrates court. He was consistently denied bail in the Magistrate court.”” Then his Lawyer can in writing request Bail from a High Court Judge, that is the Law.

  19. Carson C Cadogan July 9, 2016 at 12:37 am

    Tony, some Bajans have short memories, you dont seem to be one of them.

    They seem to have forgotten that while on so called desk duty he went into the Port harassing customs personnel. they had to call the Union for him.

    What about the son of the man that he shot dead? Remember that he also shot him as well. Does the son have to go into hiding now for his own safety?

    Note that the Magistrates denied him bail for the good of the society.

  20. Sherlock Holmes. July 9, 2016 at 7:48 am

    I at this point of time will recuse myself from commenting any further on this matter,as i can see that most of the persons here with the exception of Francis are expressing statements that have severely hampered this accused ability to a fair trial, Carson Cadogan, you a being a total nuisance and you for some reason are letting your personal dislike for the attorney general cause you to delve into areas of this case that you should not even contemplate posting in this forum, a jury is selected from the wider society,you made silly pronouncements to the effect that this case will be dismissed by next week,maybe you are engineering such an outcome by the nonsense you are espousing,is that your clandestine ploy? You are placing your assumptions in the public domain as if they are views that have been predetermined. You obviously were not aware that an application for bail in such circumstances when denied at the magistrate’s court is sought at the high court and where was it said that any particular magistrate deemed him as a threat to society? From your inference that he was denied bail for the good of society it would appear that he was infact deemed as a threat.I humbly submit that such words would be uttered by a magistrate when a case has been concluded and from all of the evidence presented such a determination could be obtained, plain and simple Carson you are doing nonsense in this forum with your silly mouthings. Bobo your sentiments leave a lot to be desired as well,i will not be harsh on you because i am of the opinion that you are somewhat emotional given the circumstances

    • Carson C Cadogan July 9, 2016 at 10:46 am

      Sherlock what you wrote is best treated with laughter. I refuse to dignify what you wrote with some sort of a reply.

  21. Sherlock Holmes. July 9, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Should read….you are being a total nuisance.

  22. Sherlock Holmes. July 9, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    That is totally up to you, but to me it’s no laughing matter stop trying the case in this forum Carson!


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