Two weeks after appearing before the St George’s Magistrate Court on a charge of dangerous harm, a twenty-year-old Morne Tout resident was back in court last Friday this time with an upgraded charge, because the victim in the matter has since died.
Appearing before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill at the St. George’s Magistrate Court last Friday Jamar Abraham an unemployed twenty-year-old from the village of Morne Tout in Grand Anse had his charge of dangerous harm, resulting from a July 20th incident in the village that left one man hospitalized, being upgraded to non-capital murder, this according to sources, following the death of the victim in this incident, sixty-one-year-old Leo Anthony from Woburn in St. George’s.
According to information reaching the Grenada Informer, Anthony died at the General Hospital about two weeks after he was struck in the head with a missile on July 20th. This newspaper was told that although Anthony was not involved in what appeared to be a confrontation between two individuals, he happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Anthony, it was said was inside a house in the area where there was an exchange of missile being thrown at each other by two young men. The sixty-one-year-old we were told was about to make his way home to his village in Woburn when he was struck in the head by a missile.
Anthony was subsequently taken to the General Hospital where he remained a patient until his death last week.
Now facing a charge of non-capital murder, Abraham was told last Friday that the court was not in a position to entertain bail on his behalf. He was therefore remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison until August 23rd as his matter come before the court for a mention, before the commencement of preliminary hearing into the previous matter on September 9th 2019.
If convicted Abraham faces a maximum of life in prison.