One of the men charged with the March 9 robbery of the Marigot Credit Union has once again been denied bail.
Princeton George has been on remand at the state prison, and appeared before Magistrate Ossie Lewis on Tuesday morning.
George’s lawyer, Wayne Norde, alleged that his client was being punished before being tried, and reminded the court that the defendant’s offence was a bailable one.
The magistrate however denied his plea on the grounds that neither the money stolen or the ammunition used during the execution of the offence had been recovered by the police.
He also reminded Norde that the defendant was being kept on remand to ensure the security of the populace.
George is being tried along with three other suspects: Jamie Andrew, Michel Azille and Mitchel Joseph.
The trial is set to begin on 13 June, (2012) at Marigot.
Also denied bail on Tuesday, was Desmond Phillip, who was arrested in connection with the alleged kidnapping of Leon “Dopie” Joseph and Deon Hakim Alfred.
The 57 year old pensioner appeared before Magistrate Ossie Lewis.
He told the magistrate “I am being held in prison innocently I do not know anything about those boys.”
Phillip made the comment after being told that bail was closed to him.
Police inspector Michael Laudat told the court that releasing the accused may pervert the course of justice, since the whereabouts of the victims were still unknown.
The alleged kidnapping took place on March 10 (2012).
Four other individuals have already been charged with “unlawfully and forcefully kidnapping” the two.
The four are: Jan Bedminster, Kimon Beaupierre, Dilon Alexander and Shirley Allan.
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