$10 000 bail and a warning
CURTIS BERNARD BUTE sat rubbing his wrists, crossed his legs and couldn’t help but smile.
Ninety minutes before, he had been brought into the District “A” Magistrates’ Court in handcuffs, still facing two charges of committing serious bodily harm.
Now, he was preparing to make bail and walk down the court steps.
After a plea by attorney Rhea Layne, Bute, a Vincentian, was granted $10 000 bail with a surety, had his passport confiscated, and agreed to a number of conditions.
The 48-year-old unemployed man, of Holders Land, Brandons, St Michael, was charged that on September 15 this year, with intent to maim, disfigure or disable
Deque Gittens and Devere Gittens, he did them serious bodily harm.
He had been on remand until on the charges.
Magistrate Douglas Frederick granted bail after Layne produced her client’s passport, informing the court he would be willing to give it up since he had no way to run, and was applying to have his status regularised. “If you see them on the road, cross over to the other side. Have nothing to do with them,” Magistrate Frederick warned Bute. The matter was adjourned until May 30.