Stabbing charge sent to Grand Court

Magistrate refuses bail

Cory Godfrey Bowen appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, when the charge of wounding or causing grievous bodily harm with intent was sent to Grand Court.

Bowen, 29, was charged after an incident that occurred in the early hours of Saturday, June 13. Senior Crown Counsel Tricia Hutchinson said there was an exchange of words between Bowen and another man and a fight ensued during which the other man was stabbed in the head, neck and abdomen.

The incident took place on Dogwood Street in Prospect, outside the residence of a woman who was known to both men.

Defense attorney Laurence Aiolfi told Magistrate Valdis Foldats that Bowen was acting in self-defense and the knife involved belonged to the complainant.

The magistrate noted that the charge against Bowen is a Category A, which means it can be heard only in the higher court. Bowen was remanded in custody until June 19.