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Breastfeeding Mom Who Attacked Policeman, Denied Bail By Magistrate As Officer Remains Critical

by | May 11, 2015

NEWS GRAPHIC 15Despite a plea that she was breastfeeding, a mother of four was denied bail on Monday because the policeman she allegedly struck on the head with a brick is on life support at the San Fernando General Hospital.

Tahira Inniss, 28, who was arrested on May 2nd, during  Borough Day celebrations in Point Fortin, appeared in the Point Fortin First Magistrate’s Court today.

Senior Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Caddle read the charge to her that at Techier Village Main Road, Point Fortin she wounded PC Ronald David with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.

Inniss, who resides at Maloney Gardens, D’Abadie, was not asked to plea to the charge.

David, 34, who has eight months service and was attached to the Guapo Police Station, was off duty at the time of the incident.

The charge was laid by Sgt Corrie.

Objecting to bail, prosecutor Sgt Jessie Jitmansingh said David was in a critical but stable condition.

In answer to the magistrate, the prosecutor said the incident took place between 10 am and noon and David was struck repeatedly behind the head with a concrete brick.

Applying for bail, attorney Chris Ramlal asked the magistrate to consider that his client was the caretaker of her four children, she was ill while in custody and she had no previous convictions or pending matters.

The prosecutor confirmed Inniss had no convictions, but the tracing showed a pending marijuana possession matter dated November 2005.

Ramlal said that matter was dismissed in the Arima court in 2007.

The magistrate remanded Inniss into custody, advising her of her right to apply to a judge in chambers for bail.

The matter was  adjourned to June 8.

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