Duo accused of attempted murder out on bail Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 May 2017 00:00

Elward McKay and his alleged accomplice Alexander Bainton are out on bail after their attempted murder case was committed to Supreme court on Friday, May 19, 2017. The duo will have to stand trial for several charges including robbery. They were represented in court by attorney Steven Perera where they appeared before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser. They were charged jointly with four criminal offenses, attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm, dangerous harm, and robbery.

Allegations are that on September 1, 2016, Bainton and McKay robbed Tyrone Scott of his bag. The duo were armed with a knife and managed to take the bag that contained a total of $1,036 worth of items including a cell phone, a litre of Caribbean Rum, a bottle of Sprite, a 7 inch tablet, a bluetooth speaker, a memory card, a polo shirt, 2 pants, a flash drive, and $17 cash. In a police report, Scott claimed that he exited a bus in Ladyville and was approached by McKay, someone he has known for a while. After being held at knife point and giving up his bag, McKay stabbed him to the right side of his chest. They allegedly got into a struggle and Scott tried to disarm McKay but he fell to the ground and was stabbed several other times, one to his upper back.

After the prosecution closed its case and submitted a number of documents against the men, the Senior Magistrate committed McKay and Bainton to stand trial in the October session of the Supreme Court set to commence on October 3, 2017. They were granted bail in the sum of $3,000 and one surety of the same amount.