Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill has granted bail in the sum of $30, 000 with 2 sureties to two (2) police officers, who appeared before the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court on the indictable charge of ‘Causing Death by Dangerous Driving’ in connection with two separate road fatality accidents.
Police Constable Denson Charles, 34, was charged with the first incident on April 12 in which insurance executive Trevor Renwick was killed along the Grand Anse Valley main road.
The other incident in which charges were slapped on Police Constable Randy Alexander, 49, occurred one day later on April 13 and claimed the life of popular street girl Betty-Ann Lambert.
PC Alexander, who is attached to the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) Band, is charged for the gruesome killing of Lambert, who was reportedly rolled over by a green passenger mini bus, registered number HX735, plying the Boca/St. George’s route.
“String Beans” was allegedly dragged for about 1000 meters under the bus from Purcell’s Lumber yard in River Road to just pass Deco Service Station in Tempe.
Constable Alexander has retained the services of Grenlaw Chambers, headed by experienced attorney-at-law, Anslem Clouden to assist him in the matter.
Attorney-at-Law Sandina Date who represented the law firm in the court hearing made an application for bail and it was not objected to by the Police Prosecution team led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Godfrey Victor.
However, ASP Victor asked the Chief Magistrate to attach conditions to the bail.
The Police Constable, who was clad in an all black dress suit, was ordered to seek permission from the court to leave the state, surrender all his travel documents and to report to the Central Police Station on Mondays between 6.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.
ASP Victor told the court that the State has a list of more than 10 witnesses including civilians, police officers and doctors to give evidence in the case against PC Alexander.
Summonses were issued for the first witness who will give evidence when the Preliminary Inquiry into the charges against Alexander commences on August 27.
PC Charles also made his first appearance last week Thursday before Chief Magistrate Gill on the indictable ‘Causing Death by Dangerous Driving’ charge, in connection to the death of Renwick who was the Managing Director of Massy United Insurance Limited.
Renwick met his sudden death while riding on a motorcycle along the Grand Anse Valley main road near to the popular Andy’s Bar.
PC Charles has retained the services of Attorney-at-law, Derick Sylvester from the law firm of Derick F. Sylvester & Associates.
The Police Prosecutor did not object to bail for PC Charles but enforced the same conditions as laid down on PC Alexander.
The court ordered PC Charles to request permission to leave the state, surrender all travel documents, and report to the South St. George Police Station every Monday between 6.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.
The prosecution indicated that it has a total of 13 witnesses in the case against PC Charles.
The matter has been adjourned to July 24, when the Preliminary Inquiry into the charges is expected to commence.