Two brothers accused of stabbing another man nine days ago thereby causing him to be hospitalized, were recently hauled before the courts on an attempted murder charge.
Michael Bishwanauth, 36, and Mahase Bishwanauth, 49, of Lot 36 Fourth Street, La Penitence, first appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on Christmas Eve Day.
They were remanded to prison then, but bail was granted to the 36-year-old to the tune of $600,000 yesterday when they made their second appearance.
The charge against the brothers alleged that on December 21, last at La Penitence, they unlawfully and maliciously wounded Jamal Corwin Joe with intent to murder him. They were not required to plead and their attorney, Charles Ramson Jr., submitted an application for bail then.
During their first arraignment, Police Inspector, Michael Grant, prosecuted the case. He had explained that about 17:30 hours, Joe was walking along the streets when both accused pounced on him and dealt him several stabs about his body.
Joe was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was admitted. The brothers were later arrested and charged with unlawful and malicious wounding with intent to commit murder.
Grant, who said that Joe is still in a serious condition at the hospital, opposed bail for the duo on the basis of the nature and gravity of the offence.
In a bid for bail, the duo’s defence attorney told the court that on the day in question, the younger Bishwanauth found his brother in an altercation with the victim. He added that the brother went over to make peace and saw blood on his brother’s shirt.
Defence counsel said that his clients are willing to abide by any decision made by the court.
They are set to appear in court again on January 31, 2015.
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