George Town man denies attempted murder

| 17/09/2012

(CNS): A 20-year-old George Town man has denied trying to kill another man during an incident on Shedden Road in the early hours of the 25 August. Justin Ramoon appeared in court Friday charged with attempted murder and wounding with intent after he allegedly stabbed Andrew Lopez. Ramoon pleaded not guilty to both charges and was remanded in custody to HMP Northward and a trial date was set for next January. According to police, the stabbing was reported to them by a relative of the victim some hours after the incident had occurred when Lopez was already in hospital. Later that same day, however, police arrested and later charged Ramoon in connection with the murder attempt.

Ramoon’s attorney added to the voice of local lawyers complaining about disclosure issues by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and pointed out that an email she sent to the crown some two weeks ago about disclosure of information relating to the case had not even been acknowledged.

She said that, as a result, she was unable to make a bail application on her client’s behalf, which meant he had to remain in jail until the crown dealt with her request.

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