A Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) officer was yesterday granted bail after he was charged with threatening to kill his neighbours.
Roy Murray, 37, was read the charge, which stated that on September 7, at Independence Boulevard, he made use of threatening language to Caroline Krishna.
Murray was read a second charge, which stated that on the same date and at the same location he made use of threatening language to Caroline Mohamed.
Murray denied both charges.
The court of Magistrate Judy Latchman heard that on the day in question, the complainants were seated on their veranda, making jokes and laughing, when Murray, armed with a knife, called them down and threatened to kill the two women and their family.
He was granted his release on a total of $60,000 bail; $30,000 for each offence.
Murray’s wife, Tricia Murray, was also charged with using abusive language to Raverna Balram, Mohamed and Krishna.
She, too, denied the charges.
The prosecutor stated that Tricia Murray called the women all sorts of names. Tricia Murray was also granted $60,000 bail, representing $20,000 bail on each charge.
Magistrate Latchman also read charges to Mohamed and Krishna, who were accused of using abusive language and threatening language to the Murrays.
They were also released on bail.
While Roy Murray will make his next court appearance on September 19 before Magistrate Dylon Bess, the remaining defendants will make their next court appearance today before Magistrate Bess.