Attempted murder charged in stabbing

Victim said to be acquainted with defendant’s wife

Jerwayne Dean Bradbery, 25, was remanded in custody Thursday pending a Grand Court appearance for attempted murder.

He is accused of inflicting a stab wound to the chest of the victim in an incident that occurred around 10am last Friday, 19 October.

Crown Counsel Kenneth Ferguson said the victim was an acquaintance of the defendant’s wife.

Defence attorney Fiona Robertson applied for bail. She first updated the court on the condition of the victim, saying the wound was 2.5 inches in depth in the left chest area. There had been significant bleeding and after surgery the man had been placed on a ventilator. He was no longer on the ventilator and was in stable condition, she said.

She submitted that the injury was just one wound, the knife used was relatively small and the wound was relatively shallow.

Bradbery was shaken by the incident and had to be taken to hospital for hyperventilation, she told Chief Magistrate Nova Hall. He had cooperated with police.

Ms Robertson said Bradbery was employed and provided the main support for his mother, sister and two children. She urged bail conditions that would allow him to keep working – suggesting conditions including curfew, electronic monitoring and surrender of travel documents.

The magistrate noted the tenuous nature of Bradbery’s ties to the Island, given that he is a Jamaican national on work permit. “This court warehouses many surrendered passports,” she commented.

She denied bail and transmitted the case to Grand Court, where it will be mentioned again on Friday, 2 November.

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