Teen denied bail after stabbing incident

Wounding charge transmitted to Grand Court

A teenager was denied bail in Summary Court on Tuesday and was remanded in custody on a charge of wounding with intent to cause serious bodily harm.

Justin Kyle Jackson, 17, was charged following a stabbing in the early hours of May 5 in the parking lot near Bananas Bar in the Dolphin Centre on Eastern Avenue.

A police report of the incident indicated that the victim/complainant, 30, sustained multiple stab wounds and was admitted to hospital.

After the hearing on Tuesday, Crown counsel Kenneth Ferguson confirmed that the injured man has been released from hospital.

During the bail hearing, Mr. Ferguson explained to Magistrate Valdis Foldats the reasons for his objections.

Defense attorney James Stenning made the bail application, noting that Jackson has a good job he did not want to lose. He reminded the court that the defendant, although legally an adult, was very young and could be put on a strict curfew with a specified residence.

The magistrate accepted the Crown’s objections as reasons to withhold bail. He then explained to Jackson that wounding with intent is a serious matter that can be dealt with only by the Grand Court. For that reason, he was transmitting the charge directly to the higher court for mention there on Friday, May 27.

A charge of possessing an offensive weapon remained in the Summary Court for mention again on the same date.