Forty-one-year-old mason Micky Pompey was remanded on Monday on a grievous bodily harm charge, following strong objections to bail by Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delpleche.

Pompey is charged with unlawfully and maliciously causing grievous bodily harm to Silma Bacchus of Richland Park. The offence, reportedly committed on Emancipation Day, August 1, is said to have left the woman in a critical condition.

Pompey was not required to plea to the indictable charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne at the Serious Offences Court, on Wednesday.

In objecting to bail, the Senior Prosecutor told the Court that the virtual complainant was warded at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital suffering from a head injury she sustained, after allegedly being slammed onto the pitch (road).

He added that the woman has not spoken since, and she continued to be monitored closely by medical personnel.
Delpleche asked that Pompey be remanded at this juncture, pending a prognosis.

Pompey’s attorney Sharmine Walters, in an application for bail, argued that her client was not a flight risk, and had cooperated with the police.

But the Chief Magistrate told the lawyer that the Court was not going to consider bail at this juncture.

She then remanded the accused until August 12 when the issue of bail will be reviewed.

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