Attempted murder charge in court

Darla Natasha Ebanks, 26, appeared in Summary Court on Thursday charged with attempting unlawfully to cause the death of another.

She is accused of stabbing a woman in the back on Friday, 5 September, at the premises of the Cracked Conch Restaurant in West Bay.

Defence Attorney John Furniss told Chief Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale he had intended to apply for bail despite the seriousness of the charge.

The injured woman, 37, was discharged from hospital, Mr. Furniss explained. However, he had been told, an X-ray showed part of the knife still remained in her.

The magistrate said papers in the court file suggested a motive, but she did not give any details. No one elaborated on the extent of the victim’s injury.

Mr. Furniss asked that Ebanks be moved from the West Bay Police Station to Fairbanks Prison. He asked for the matter to be brought back to court on Tuesday, 16 September.

A press release from police after the incident said officers and medics responded after 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call at 11.20pm. A member of the public reported that a woman had been stabbed in the downstairs bathroom at the restaurant compound.

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