Son remanded for attempting to murder father
A son was yesterday remanded to jail after he reportedly attempted to end his father’s life. Thirty-nine-year-old Imo Fox, of 73 Brickdam, Georgetown reportedly attempted to kill Cyril Fox. The charge said that at Brickdam the accused inflicted harm upon the senior Fox.
From all indications the Fox family had secured the services of Attorney-at-law Mortimer Codett who later confirmed that he told Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton that he was appearing on behalf of the Fox family. The accused however fired the lawyer and said that he did not request the legal aid services.
The man opted to represent himself after claiming that Codett representing him and the victim was a conflict of interest. The court ordered the lawyer to withdraw himself on request of the accused.
Fox later addressed the court on the question of bail. He was not requested to plead to the indictable charge but requested bail in a reasonable sum. The man said that he is a wildlife exporter and a business operator. He also said that he resided at the same location as the victim but was willing to remove himself and take up residence on East Coast Demerara.
The prosecution however requested that the defendant be remanded since the victim was still hospitalized. The police said that the victim was housed at the Intensive Care Unit of the Public hospital.
It is alleged that the senior Fox received several stab wounds about the body and that his intestines were reportedly protruding. The younger Fox also showed the court lacerations on his wrist which required stitches.
He indicated that there had been a misunderstanding between himself and his dad and injuries resulted from them clashing. He was denied bail. Fox will return to court on July 24.