Bail hearing in attempted murder case postponed

The bail application for David Andrew Bodden, charged with attempted murder, did not go ahead as planned on Friday. 

Defense attorney Amelia Fosuhene noted the long list of mentions Justice Charles Quin had to deal with in addition to the trial matter he was hearing. For that reason, she asked for the application to be adjourned until Tuesday, June 23. 

Bodden, of a Windsor Park address, was brought to Summary Court late Thursday afternoon charged with the attempted murder of Blake Christopher Barrell following an incident on Fort Street in downtown George Town around midday on Tuesday, June 16. 

For the same incident, he is also charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. 

Both charges are Category A, which means they can be dealt with only in the Grand Court, so Magistrate Adam Roberts transmitted them forthwith. 

At that hearing, Ms. Fosuhene asked for mention the next day so that she could make the application for bail. 

On Friday, she told Justice Quin said it might be unusual to apply for bail for someone facing these charges, but there were a number of facts that might persuade the court that Bodden should have bail.