Retired cop warned to obey bail conditions

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No direct or indirect contact must be made with shooting victim Kyle Maxima, otherwise retired police officer Everton Francis will have his bail revoked, and he would be remanded to prison on the charge he currently faces – wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Francis, a 61-year-old former assistant superintendent of police, is currently out on $15,000 bail after he met the conditions set out by the All Saints Court Magistrate, Ngaio Emanuel Edwards.
The conditions include a deposit of $7,000 as a cash component for bail; have two citizens of Antigua and Barbuda sign as sureties that he will appear in court on all dates set by the court until the case ends or bail is varied; surrender his travel documents; and, while out, he must report to the Johnson’s Point Police Station every day between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
He must also obey the court’s order (made in the presence of his lawyer, John Fuller) not to communicate with the complainant or interfere with him directly or indirectly, and stay at least 50 feet away from him at all times.
The case is due before the court on January 7, 2019 when a committal date would be set to determine if Francis’s case would go to the High Court for trial. Francis was arrested on December 23 for allegedly shooting Maxima three days earlier, when he reportedly saw the victim lurking outside the home of another resident some time around 11 p.m.
This is the second time Francis, of Bolans, is being prosecuted for shooting someone.
In 2010, Francis, then an assistant superintendent was convicted of unlawful wounding for shooting a man who posed no threat to him. That incident took place in 2007.
The officer had then alleged that the man attacked him with a cutlass and he was nearly defending himself. However, the evidence at trial proved otherwise.
The man was left confined to a wheelchair for life and Francis had to pay him $250,000 in compensation.

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