Attorney at law Zena Dyer and Magistrate Candia George clashed in court on Thursday over the magistrate’s decision not to grant bail to Dyer’s client, Yannick Lander.
Lander, who was previously granted bail after being charged with the 2008 murder of Dwayne Pinard in Castle Comfort, is currently on remand for the battery of Kyle David in March, 2012.
According to Dyer, Lander was being denied bail by George although she recently granted bail to Danny Joseph who was facing a charge of causing grievous bodily harm and who was previously on bail for a murder charge. Joseph was re-arrested for causing grievous bodily harm to Omar Thomas during an incident at Krazy Kokonuts in July.
But the magistrate would hear none of it. She shot back at Dyer saying that she will not grant bail to Lander in a magistrate’s court since he was first granted bail in the High Court. Dyer was told by George that she should not compare Lander’s case to Joseph’s since there are different merits to both of them.
She advised the irate attorney that she should make her bail application to the High Court where her client’s matter was first dealt with.
Dyer is also seeing red that her client had spent over four months on remand for the current charge he is facing.
Lander’s trial was expected to begin on Thursday morning but was adjourned to November 12 due to the absence of prosecution witnesses.