Family friends deny assaulting each other

Two family friends accused of assaulting each other were yesterday admitted to bail in the sum of $20,000 each after they appeared before Magistrate Hazel Octave-Hamilton at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

It is alleged that on August 29 at Stanley Place, Kitty, Georgetown, 26-year-old Esther Hinds unlawfully assaulted Camiesa Robertson so as to cause her actual bodily harm.

Meanwhile, on the same day at the Kitty location, Robertson is alleged to have unlawfully and maliciously inflicted grievous bodily harm on Hinds.

Both defendants denied the charges when they were read to them by the magistrate.

No facts of what transpired on the day in question were presented to the court.

Attorney Adrian Thompson who represented Hinds made an application for his client to be admitted to reasonable bail, stating that she has no antecedents, poses no risk of flight, has a fixed address and has been cooperating with police.

Robertson, 19, was unrepresented by counsel but was successful in securing her pre-trial liberty.

The teen told the court that until the time of the incident, she resided at 209 Stanley Place, Kitty, Georgetown where Hinds also lives, but has since temporarily relocated to another address.

The prosecution had no objection to the defendants being granted bail but requested that they refrain from interfering  with each other while the matter is being determined.

Both parties acceded to the court’s order to keep the peace and be of good behaviour and they were then granted $20,000 bail each.

The matter was transferred to Court One for October 14.

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