Trial set in attempted murder case

David Andrew Bodden pleaded not guilty in Grand Court on Friday to a charge of attempting unlawfully to cause the death of Blake Christopher Barrell on June 16 in George Town.

He also pleaded not guilty to a charge of wounding with intent – that he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Mr. Barrell with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.

The charges arose from an incident around lunchtime on Fort Street between Edward Street and Mary Street, not far from the courthouse.

Defense attorney Amelia Fosuhene and Crown counsel Alexander Upton agreed on a trial date of Oct. 19.

Ms. Fosuhene’s application for bail for her client was to be scheduled this week.

Bodden, 38, is a resident of George Town. The injured man, 31, resides in West Bay.