A 17-year-old male who allegedly wounded his mother is out on $2,000 bail.
Absalom Abejeh Francis-Hunte, of 3rd Avenue Gills Gap, Eagle Hall, St Michael is accused of unlawfully and maliciously committing the criminal offence against Michelle Francis on May 27.
The teen is also accused of damaging a cellular phone belonging to his mother on the same day.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges when he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today.
Sergeant St Clair Phillips objected to bail for the accused based on concern for the safety of both the accused and the complainant since they lived in the same house and there was fear that the matter could escalate further.
However, his attorney Harry Husbands put the prosecutor’s fears to rest informing Magistrate Frederick that the accused would stay at his father’s residence at another location.
Bail was granted with one surety and Francis-Hunte will reappear before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on October 23.