A male farmer from the village of Beaulieu in St. George’s slapped with multiple criminal offenses; including attempted murder following a near fatal attack at the casualty department of the General Hospital on Saturday, has been remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison.
Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill remanded Shane Brown, who is no stranger to the court, to the Richmond Hill Prison on Tuesday, as he made his first appearance at the St Georges Magistrate Court on charges of Wounding, Damage to Property and Attempted Murder.
According to information reaching the Grenada Informer, Saturday’s incident at the General Hospital came on the heels of an earlier altercation and chopping incident in the village of Cherry Hill in St. George’s. Sources said one gentleman had to be taken to the General Hospital for treatment as a result of the incident, however having gotten there, he was again attacked at the Casualty Department sustaining additional wounds in the process.
During his brief session in court on Tuesday Browne, represented by defense Counsel Peter David had only one of his three charges read to him, an indictable charge of attempted murder to which he was not required to plead. Defense on the other hand did not seek the bail application; instead he requested full disclosure ahead of the next court dates, which are set at April 6th for mention and April 18th for the commencement of the indictable matter.
Speaking to members of the media on Monday, head of the Public Relations Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force, Assistant Superintendent Sylvan Mc Intyre confirmed that a team of police officers was dispatched to the Cherry Hill area just after 3am on Saturday responding to a telephone call. On arrival they noticed that a 25 year-old man was in blood having received a number of stab wounds. Superintendent McIntyre noted that after the police took the victim to hospital, he was subjected to a second attack from the same gentleman.
Mc Intyre told reporters that while he is restricted in his dissemination of information given the fact that the matter is still under investigation, he could confirm that there was an altercation prior to the incident at the General Hospital between the victim and his attacker.