$10,000 bail for Vincentian in Barbados

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After spending three months on remand, a Vincentian walked down the steps of the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court Thursday with his adoptive mother after being granted bail.

Curtis Bernard Bute will be enjoying Christmas on the outside after he was released from HMP Dodds on $10 000 bail by Magistrate Douglas Frederick.

The 48-year-old Bute of Holders Land, Brandons, St. Michael had been on remand since September, facing charges that he had intended to maim, disfigure or disable Deque Gittens and Devere Gittens to do them serious bodily harm on September 15, 2018.

His attorney Rhea Layne, in her bail application said her client was willing to give up his passport and was also applying to have his status regularized.

Once Bute’s passport was produced and prosecutor Station Sergeant Carrison Henry informed the court that the two virtual complainants were recovering from their injuries, the magistrate granted him bail, but not before issuing him a warning.

“If you see them on the road, cross over to the other side. You also need to make sure that you sort out your status with Immigration,” Frederick said.

Bute is scheduled to return to court on May 30, 2019. – Barbados TODAY