Shevon Gay, a St George’s man convicted in 1997 for the Killing of Junior Wharwood outside the Kentucky Store in St George’s, has been accused of transgressing the law again, and is now back behind bars.
A businessman, Gay was denied access to bail by Magistrate Jerry Seales at the Gouyave Magistrate’s Court having appeared on Tuesday on two Criminal Charges - that of Attempted Murder and Robbery. According to Information reaching the Grenada Informer, Gay was accused of inflicting several stab wounds to his children’s mother during an incident at her home village of Marigot in St John last Friday.
Sources told the Informer that the incident took place just after 3 pm close to the public road in full view of their children. One eyewitness told the Informer that the victim Naisha Langaigne, had just disembarked from a bus when she was attacked. She suffered several chop wounds to her face and other parts of her body and had to be rushed to Hospital by a public-spirited driver who happened to be passing at that time. Informer also learnt that shortly after the vehicle left the scene of the crime, with the wounded woman, en route to the hospital, Gay also got into his bus and went on a high-speed chase attempting to run the vehicle off the road.
Informer was told that the chase continued all the way to the General Hospital, and when it ended Gay was heard saying that he was sorry and did not intend to do what he did. Although the cause of the incident was not revealed, Informer learnt that both people, who have been together in a common-law relationship for a number of years, with two children, have been going though some difficult times and decided to go their separate ways.
During Tuesday’s Court sitting Gay was not legally represented; however he broke down in tears in the midst of making a request for bail, claiming that he loves his children’s mother and did not want to kill her. Gay further told the Court that he is the sole bread winner for his children, and he has always made himself available to the Court. He said that he is no flight risk and was willing to surrender all his travel documents if the Court was willing to grant his request for bail. Facing a thirty-year jail term if convicted on both charges, the Prosecution strongly objected to Gay being placed on bail.
According to the Prosecution, Gay has records of similar offenses in the past including one of Manslaughter, for which he served seven years in Prison. It is the view of the Prosecution that if Gay is placed on bail, the life of the victim in this matter could be in danger, and so also the witnesses in the matter. Information emanating from the Court revealed that Langaigne sustained 13 stab wounds and had to receive 107 stitches. After listening to arguments from both sides, Magistrate Seales ruled against granting bail to Gay. He however returns to Court on March 22nd to continue the preliminary hearing in the matter.