Security guard denies attempted murder

| 04/12/2012

(CNS): A 25-year-old Jamaican man who was working as a security guard in Cayman has denied trying to kill a 49-year-old man, whom he stabbed in his own home, claiming it was self-defence. Jerwayne Dean Bradbery pleaded not guilty on Friday to both attempted murder and wounding with intent. The victim told police, however, that he was lured to the house in the morning of 19 October after he received a phone call from a woman whom he believed to be his friend asking for medicines. When he arrived at the George Town address, the man said he was stabbed in the chest by Bradbury. The defendant says he believed the man to be an intruder as he entered his home and defended himself with the knife he was using to cut cabbage.

His victim, who was hospitalized after the incident in a critical condition, received emergency surgery and was on a ventilator for some time afterwards, though the court heard he is now in a stable condition. The victim received a 2.5 inch stab wound in the chest and the crown claims it was a deliberate act as Bradbery believed the victim was having an affair with his wife.

Although Bradbery was granted bail under strict conditions, including an electronic tag, the defendant was unable to raise the necessary bonds and has been remanded to HMP Northward awaiting trial, which is currently set for August next year.

Category: Crime

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