The case brought against Annamay Lewis, the woman accused of wounding Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves back in August 2021 has been thrown out.
Lewis appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on August 28, and after several adjournments, it was again adjourned until today when the matter was thrown out.
According to a post which appeared on social media by Lewis’ lawyer, Kay Bacchus-Baptiste, she wrote: “I was ready to make arguments but [the] Prosecution still not ready after over two (2) years. Prosecutor was forced to withdraw and case was set for Final Adjournment.”
The woman, a resident of Layou was charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding the prime minister back in August 2021 during a protest in Kingstown.
Lewis was charged with that on August 2021, while in Kingstown, in a public place, she threw missiles to the danger of persons there at the time where she pleaded not guilty, and was given station bail.
She was also charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding the prime minister on the same date by striking him to the right side of his head to which she again pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of $3,000.
The Prosecution however withdrew that charge at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on September 15, 2021.
ANN will bring more details in a subsequent story.