A St Mary man, who is alleged to have stabbed and killed another man during an argument, allegedly over a woman, had his bail extended.
The prosecution requested more time to complete the certification of statements in accordance with the Committal Proceedings Act (CPA).
The accused man, Daniel Hinds appeared before the St Mary Parish Court on Thursday, November 2.
Hinds was charged in relation to the stabbing death of Shevan Henry, construction worker of Bamboo Walk, Retreat in the parish.
Reports from the Port Maria Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are that about 5:30 a.m., Henry was at home with his girlfriend, when a man entered his premises and an argument developed between them. The argument was alleged to be over a woman.
During the fracas, the man reportedly used a knife to stab Hinds several times. Hinds was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
When Henry appeared before the court, the crown prosecutor said one of the witnesses was overseas, while the other had relocated to another parish.
As a result, the prosecutor asked for more time to have the statements certified by the investigating officer.
The case is again to be mentioned on February 15. His $300,000 bail was extended.
Hinds was initially offered $400,000 bail in May of last year. He was also not to reside in Retreat, but to live in Highgate and report to the Highgate police on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
However, in January of this year, Hinds’ attorney explained that he had remained in custody since and has not been able to take up his bail offer. He asked the presiding judge for his client’s bail to be reduced.
Hind’s bail was reduced to $300,000 with one to six sureties. However, an additional condition is that Hinds must surrender his travel documents.