Attempted murder charge sent to Grand Court

Victim airlifted to Jamaica in effort to save his arm

Kevin Curtis Bowen was remanded in custody on Friday for a further appearance in Grand Court on charges of attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Crown counsel Scott Wainwright said Bowen, 34, was also charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, as an alternative to the attempted murder charge.

The allegation is that Bowen shot the victim at close range with a shotgun. The incident occurred on Grescott Lane in Rock Hole, George Town, in the early hours of Aug. 7.

In Summary Court, Mr. Wainwright told Magistrate Philippa McFarlane that the victim/complainant had been flown off-island for treatment in an attempt to save his arm.

Defense attorney Laura Larner did not make any application for bail at this time. All parties agreed that attempted murder is a charge that must be transmitted immediately to the Grand Court.

The magistrate set the case for mention in the higher court on Friday, Sept. 16.