Man accused of causing woman to slam face first into road, denied bail
A 53-year-old woman who was allegedly slammed face forward into the road from a short height last Saturday, has not spoken since and is being monitored in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
As her condition remains serious, the man allegedly responsible for causing her injuries has been denied bail.
Accused Micky Pompey is a 41-year-old mason. He was charged before being brought to the Serious Offences Court on Wednesday, that he, on August 1, at Richland Park, unlawfully and maliciously wounded Hugh Peters of Simon by planning him with a cutlass.
Peters, a 63-year-old man, is said to be nursing injuries to his forehead and right elbow.
On the same date, and the same place, Pompey is alleged to have unlawfully and maliciously caused grievous bodily harm to 53-year-old Filma Bacchus of Richland Park.
Bacchus sustained a bruise on her right shoulder, and is said to have been bleeding from her ear at the time.
Reports are that Bacchus was grabbed by Peters as he reeled from an alleged hit from Pompey. Both of them supposedly fell from a platform over the road, while Bacchus fell face first.
Pompey is not required to plea as the second charge is laid indictably and the first charge stems from the same alleged incident.
Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delplesche offered an objection to bail for Pompey after information was relayed to him by the investigator in the matter, Corporal 82 Campbell.
Deplesche told Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne that Bacchus is still warded at the Intensive Care Unit(ICU) suffering from a head injury after allegedly being slammed onto the pitch.
She had not spoken since and medical personnel note that her condition is very serious. Her chance of pulling through was contemplated at being 60/40.
Counsel Charmine Walters spoke for Pompey, commenting that bail is a right and that her client is not a flight risk.
She said he is willing to surrender all his travel documents to the court, and has cooperated willingly with the police officers who were investigating the matter.
Therefore, she stated that she did not see a need for denying bail.
The chief magistrate did see a need, noting that she was a little concerned about the condition of the patient.
Nonetheless, she will review
her decision to not grant bail on August 12. Commenting that it had been already been some days since the injury, Browne stated that she trusts Bacchus’ condition will improve.