Thirty-nine-year-old Bolans resident Cortright DeSilva was remanded yesterday to Her Majesty’s Prison on an attempted murder charge, as the magistrate could not grant him bail for such a serious offence.
His committal hearing is set for October 30th in the All Saints Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel-Edwards.
It is alleged that on July 31st, DeSilva chopped Karim “Solid Gold” Samuel multiple times about the body, leaving him bleeding profusely at the scene near V&M Supermarket in Bolans.
Samuel, 30, was rushed to the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre where his condition was described as serious and critical, having lost a lot of blood from the wounds to his neck, back, right arm and fingers.
He underwent emergency surgery during which he received blood transfusions.
The altercation between Samuel and DeSilva reportedly started over mangoes.
When DeSilva appeared in court with his lawyer, Jan Peltier, he was not required to enter a plea as the charge is indictable and can only be tried in the High Court before a judge and jury.
Yesterday, Samuel’s aunt, Francellar Samuel-Williams, told OBSERVER media that the victim has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering well at home.