A charge of causing death by dangerous driving is hanging over the head of a 32-year old man of Vendomme, St. George’s.
Sharfi McBurnie is accused of causing the death of 72-year old CecilMorgan of Tempe, St. George’s.
McBurnie who is not the holder of a driver’s license was at the time operating mini-bus, registration number HG 742 when he collided with Morgan on the Tempe Public Road last Saturday.
A release issued by the Community Relations Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) said the accident occurred at about 5:00 a.m.
McBurnie who appeared at the St. George’s Number Two Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday was granted bail in the sum of $15,000 with two sureties by Acting Magistrate, Francine Foster.
As part of the bail condition, McBurnie has to report to the Central Police Station on the Carenage, St. George’s every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and ordered to surrender all travel documents.
Magistrate Foster also ordered the accused who was represented by Attorney-at-Law, Francis Paul to have no contact with the witnesses in the case.
Magistrate Foster has set September 15th as the next court date for McBurnie.
Morgan was pronounced dead on arrival at the St. George’s General Hospital after he was rushed there for medical attention by the driver of the bus.
It is alleged that the bus belongs to Mc Burnie’s father and he used it on the night to attend a dancehall.
The deceased was an employee of Rainbow Janitorial Services.
In other news, the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is investigating a shooting incident, which occurred at the Rocks Inn Guest House on H.A. Blaize Street on Saturday morning.
This newspaper understands that a Trinidadian who was staying at the inn was awaken by an intruder who placed a gun to his face at approximately 4.00 a.m.
The gunman reportedly demanded that the victim hand over everything that he had but was only given a cellular phone.
When he was leaving, the Trini man decided to chase after the robber who then turned around and fired a few shots in return.
The victim was shot twice, receiving one bullet to his leg and another to his hand.
He is currently at the General Hospital nursing injuries from the gunshot wounds.
Police officers are investigating the incident.