Man on manslaughter charge granted bail

A 49-year-old man on a manslaughter charge was granted $10,000 bail with one surety when he appeared in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

He is Colin Marlon Franklyn of Sion Hill, Tenantry Road, St James. Police arrested and charged Franklyn with manslaughter in relation to the death of 59-year-old Anderson Watson of the same address.

The police say Franklyn and Watson were drinking together on May 25 when they became involved in a verbal dispute during which Franklyn pushed Watson who fell and hit his head. Watson was taken to the QEH for medical treatment but succumbed to his injuries.

Franklyn appeared before Magistrate Wanda Blair. As part of his bail condition, he must report to the Holetown Police Station every Monday and Friday by 9 a.m. He is to reappear in court on September 29.

6 Responses to Man on manslaughter charge granted bail

  1. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett June 8, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Very sad. May Andy’s soul rest in peace and rise in glory. Condolences to his family and friends.

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  2. smiley June 8, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Rise in glory?? Life-changing is in the now NOT after death.

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  3. Cheryl Onita
    Cheryl Onita June 8, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Stupe give all of them bail because de criminals hv all de right bout here while the person Families still hurting only bout here

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  4. Kathyann Walker
    Kathyann Walker June 8, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Rest In Peace Andy

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  5. Alvin June 8, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    With these facts, there’s nothing wrong with granting bail, he may even get off in the end.

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  6. smh June 8, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Andy died the way he lived

    Reply

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