Man accused of beating his grandmother with metal pipe granted bail
A 22-year-old has been charged with beating his 79-year-old grandmother about her body with a metal pipe.
The incident is said to have happened on September 18, in New Montrose, the area where both the accused Raffique Sargeant, and his mother’s mother, Idabel Sargeant, reside.
The young man pleaded not guilty to the offence of assault occassioning actual bodily harm.
Given the age of the grandmother, Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delplesche at the Serious Offences Court asked that the matter be dealt with expeditiously. Further, an additional issue arose in that the two live in the same house.
However, Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne asked Raffique whether he had anywhere else to stay, and he said that he would stay with his cousin in Edinboro.
Therefore, bail was granted, in the sum of $1500, with one surety, on the condition that Raffique have no contact with his grandmother. The next court date was set for October 1.
Raffique’s father stood as surety for his bail, and the youth was able to leave the Serious Offences Court a short time after he was charged.