A female high court judge has granted bail in the sum of $60, 000 to 22-year-old Delion Hypolite who is charged with non-capital murder in the July 15 death of 24-year-old Kadeem Scantlebury at Richmond Hill, St. George.
Attorney-at-law Ruggles Ferguson of the Law Firm of Ciboney Chambers made the bail request before Dominican-born judge, Madam Justice Adrien Wyante-Roberts who sits at the No. 4 High Court on The Carenage in St. George’s.
Hypolite made her first appearance on July 18 before Magistrate Tahira Gellineau at the St. George’s No. 2 Magistrate’s Court.
Under Grenadian laws, Magistrate’s cannot grant bail on murder charges.
The high court judge attached 5 specific conditions in granting bail to the Richmond Hill woman following the murder of her former boyfriend.
Hypolite was placed on a curfew to be indoors between 9.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m. as well as surrender all travel documents to the court, reside with her brother at an undisclosed location until the matter is finished.
She was also ordered to report twice weekly to an undisclosed police station and to have no contact with the witnesses involved in the case.
Speaking with THE NEW TODAY after last week Friday’s high court hearing, Attorney Ferguson indicated that because the incident occurred at Richmond Hill, where she lived with her mother and was practically neighbours with the deceased and most of the witnesses, it was sensible to have Hypolite reside elsewhere while on bail for her own safety.
The young lady allegedly used a knife to stab Scantlebury in his chest after he reportedly chopped her on the back with a cutlass.
The incident occurred on July 14, just outside her home, as she crossed the street to purchase barbecue chicken.
Scantlebury, who was rushed to the St. George’s General Hospital, received a stab wound to his chest.
He succumbed to his injuries the following day.
According to residents in the area, the murder-accused and the deceased were always at loggerheads in recent times.
The police prosecution team told the court that it has a total of 12 witnesses in the case against the 22-year-old Richmond Hill woman.
The matter has been adjourned to November 24, when the Preliminary Inquiry into the charge against Hypolite will start before Magistrate Gellineau.