Anna May Lewis, the Layou woman, charged with wounding Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves was arraigned at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court today.
She pleaded not guilty to the single charge and was granted bail – $3000 with one surety.
Businessman Foster Saunders stood as surety.
Appearing on her behalf are Israel Bruce and Kay Bacchus-Baptiste.
Sejilia McDowall, the Director of Public Prosecutions, appears for the Crown.
Lewis is expected to appear before magistrate Rickie Burnett again on September 15, 2021, when the trial is expected to begin in earnest.
Before that date, on or by August 31, the prosecution is expected to fully disclose its evidence cache – in this case – to the defence.
Meanwhile, social activist Luzette King, was arrested outside the Court’s precinct. She told reporters she was not mounting a protest but was only coming out in support of the accused Anna May Lewis.
It is not clear what charges are being laid on King. Israel Bruce did say that a lawyer was present and in King’s service at the Central Police Station.