Two men remanded in attack on police officerDominica News Online - Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 2:56 PM
Two men have been remanded in custody while Magistrate Michael Bruney gave the prosecution until February 18, 2016 to put its act together in a case of attempted murder on the life of police officer, Wilburton Jules.
Brandon Guiste and Kenrick Mitchel of Kingshill were arrested and appeared in court on a charge of attempted murder on the life of the officer.
Jules was severely beaten on Carnival Monday by a group of men and is now a patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital. The court was told that efforts are being made to have him airlifted to Martinique for further medical attention.
The prosecution, led by inspector Michael Laudat told the court that Jules’ condition was “not good” when he was rushed back to the hospital moments after he was released on February 11.
“He suffered major head injuries and scans reveal a haematoma (a solid swelling of clotted blood)…efforts are now being made to have him flown to Martinique,” he told the court.
The two men have been remanded in custody until February 18, 2016 when medical evidence will be revealed by the prosecution and the court will then make a determination for bail.
Jules was severely beaten on Church Street in Roseau by several men who inflicted numerous and serious injuries to his upper body using a hammer and a rock weighing over 15 pounds.
A second police officer Patrickson Esprit also sustained an injury while on duty during the just concluded Carnival street jump up.
The attack on the officers has been condemned by National Security Minister, Rayburn Blackmoore and Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit.
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