Defense Attorney says accused are entitled to bail

Defense Attorney Anslem Clouden say according to the laws of Grenada, the five accused of manslaughter in the death of Oscar Bartholomew were entitled to bail.

Speaking to local media after Friday’s bail hearing at the St. David’s Magistrate Court Clouden said he thinks the Magistrate Nevlyn John’s decision to grant bail, was well thought out.

“I think it was a well thought out decision in the exercise of the magistrate’s discretion to allow the accused persons the right to bail,” said Clouden defense attorney for Ruddy Felix who was the Diarist at the time that Bartholomew was in custody.

According the constitution of Grenada, every person is said to be innocent of  a crime until proven guilty and it is against this backdrop that  Clouden said he pitched his argument for bail.

Each of the five accused have been granted bail of EC$100,000 with surety of Title Deed. They are to surrender all travel documents and report to a police station weekly. They are not to intimidate the witnesses in any way and their information is to be sent to all embassies and police agencies in the Caribbean and internationally.

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