Man accused of murdering, robbing elderly businessman granted bail

 The man implicated in the murder of a 72-year-old businessman has been granted bail.

The accused man, Ricardo Taylor, appeared before the St Mary Parish Court on Thursday, August 17.

Taylor was granted bail in the sum of $300,000 with one to six sureties by senior parish judge Yvette Wentworth-Miller.

Taylor was charged with in the stabbing death of Ronald Gibbs, a businessman of Wentworth, Galina, St Mary. Gibbs’ body was found with stab wounds at his house on Monday morning, March 8, 2016.

As a condition of his bail, the accused man is to report to the Port Maria police station daily between the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Also, Taylor is not to leave his house between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

In the meantime, the prosecution is waiting on additional statements in the case.

The matter is set to be mentioned on October 19.

Reports from the Port Maria police was that at about 6:40 a.m., March 8, 2016, a relative was looking for Gibbs and found him with what appeared to be stab wounds.

The police were summoned and he was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The police said at the time that several items were stolen from Gibbs’ house.