Grand Bay men remanded on attempted murder charge

first_imgLocalNews Grand Bay men remanded on attempted murder charge by: – December 31, 2012 Photo credit: dailygunpictures.blogspot.comFitzroy Joseph and Sheldon Elizee, both of Grand Coulibrie, Grand Bay have been denied bail and remanded at the state prison for allegedly attempted murder and two gun related charges.Information revealed in court indicates that on 23rd December 2012 both men allegedly attempted to murder Elvis Watt of Grand Bay.They were also charged for possession of a 12 gage shotgun with intent to endanger life and possession of 12 gage ammunition with intent to endanger life.Both defendants pleaded not guilty to the gun related charges but were not allowed to plea for the attempted murder change since the offence is an indictable one which will be heard in the High court.On 28th December, Joseph was charged for the alleged attempted murder however that charge was withdrawn and the joint charge was instituted at the magistrate’s court on Monday, December 31st.Police Prosecutor Claude Weekes objected to bail for both defendants on a number of grounds.According to Weekes, the offence was one of a serious nature and the victim was still a patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital having been allegedly shot by the defendants.He also noted that investigations into recovering the firearm were ongoing and should the men be released, they fear the probability that defendants would interfere with investigations.Weekes said they are also concerned about the safety of the defendants and he strongly believes that they may be the subject of retribution.“With the frequency of such offences the public has to be protected,” the prosecutor stated.Meanwhile, Gina Dyer Monroe who represents Elizee said there was “no proof” that if her client was granted bail, he would not attend his trial.Monroe told the court that although her client is charged with possession of firearm, police are now saying that they have not recovered the firearm.She said further the court should not consider the ground that her client may be the subject of retribution as his safety can be guarded by stringent conditions put by the court and there was no valid reason why bail should not be granted to her client.However magistrate Candia Carrette George was not persuaded to grant bail as she indicated that when someone gets shot a gun has been used and a bullet discharged in response to Dyer-Monroe’s concern regarding the missing firearm.George noted that investigations into the matter were still “fresh” and she wanted to give police time to recover the weapon.Joseph is represented by Attorney Joshua Francis who was absent from court.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share 245 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img

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