Foster runs out of bail options

A 36-year-old woman, who was granted bail three years ago on a criminal damage charge but never returned to court, was remanded to prison Thursday.

Kaliah Kizzy Latoya Foster, of no fixed place of abode, appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court accused of causing serious bodily harm to Nigel Whitehall with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him on June 14.

Foster was not required to plead to the indictable offence.

However, based on the seriousness of the charge, prosecutor Sergeant Martin Rock objected to bail for the accused. He also pointed out that Foster had no fixed address; was already on bail for allegedly damaging a motorcar belonging to John Fleming without lawful excuse on April 11, 2014; and that a warrant had been issued for her arrest on January 23, 2015, as well as a summons for her surety to appear before the court.

However, in her own defence, the accused woman said she did not know about the warrant, while appealing to the magistrate to grant her bail.

“Right now there is another case . . . and what they are accusing me for is something I haven’t really done and I don’t think that is fair,” she said.

However, the magistrate told Foster that she could not get bail until her first surety, who has gone missing, appeared in court and that matter was settled.

“Please Sir, can you give me a chance?” was Foster’s tearful plea, after her hopes of getting bail Thursday all fell through. A woman, who had been identified by Foster as a possible surety, said she was neither willing to take on that responsibility nor to search for the previous surety.

As such Foster was remanded to prison until August 31.

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