$10 000 bail and a warn­ing

UK Barbados Nation - - NEWS - CUR­TIS BUTE

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.

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