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Ron Francis Lemmia Browne

The accused, Ron Francis, left, and Lemmia Browne outside the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown on Thursday, June 9, 2022.

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The Barrouallie duo charged with wounding one of their townsmen resulting in his hospitalisation has been granted bail.

Ron Francis and Lemmia Browne, who were remanded to prison last Thursday after their arraignment, were granted bail today (Wednesday).

Last Thursday, the duo appeared before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne at the Serious Offences Court and were not required to plead to the indictable charge that on June 4, in Barrouallie, they maliciously and unlawfully wounded Calwyn Grant with the intent to do so.

Prosecutor Station Sergeant Renrick Cato had objected to their bail, saying Grant was a patient at the Accident and Emergency Ward at the Milton Cato Memorial hospital, nursing alleged stab wounds. 

However, when the defendants appeared before the same court and magistrate today, it was revealed that Grant was released from the hospital.

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As a result, Francis and Browne were each granted EC$6,000 bail, with one surety.

Further, they are to have no contact with the virtual complainant, report to the Barrouallie Police Station every Friday between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m and surrender their travel documents.

They have to seek the permission of the court to leave the country and stop notices have been issued at ports of entry and exit.

The matter is adjourned to Sept.12

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