Woman breaks down in court after being refused bail

A 36-year-old woman, who absconded from court on a 2014 charge, has been held in connection with another offence.

Kaliah Kizzy Latoya Foster, of no fixed place of abode, was placed on $2,000 bail three years ago, after she denied damaging a motorcar belonging to John Fleming without lawful excuse on April 11, 2014.

A warrant was subsequently issued for her arrest on January 23, 2015, as well as a summons for her surety to appear in court.

However, neither responded to the court’s request until this morning when Foster was hoping to make bail for allegedly causing serious bodily harm to Nigel Whitehall with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him on June 14.

Asked whether he knew that Foster had not been attending court on the previous charge, the surety told Magistrate Douglas Frederick that he had taken her at her word that there were no problems.

However, the magistrate informed him the accused woman had only made one appearance in court and if he was willing to sign bail on her behalf once again he would have to pay the outstanding bail amount of $2,000.

“I can’t do that right now,” the surety replied, before the magistrate informed him that “I am not going to release her to you unless you show good faith by paying the money”.

It was at this time that a tearful Foster intervened pleading with the magistrate for bail.

“I don’t get no justice at all,” she said when she realized that her pleas were falling on death ears.

Foster was then remanded to jail until October 26.

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