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January 8, 2014
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Man accused killing babymother granted bail

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey reluctantly granted $1 million bail yesterday to Darryl Lewis, the man who has been accused of stabbing the mother of his kids before dismembering her body.

Lewis, who is being represented by attorney-at-law Nicole Burgher, is to return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on February 26. He is to report to the police three times per week.

Burgher said her client was provoked and the now deceased had assaulted him on many occasions.

no danger

Pusey said due to the severity of the case, she wouldn't grant bail. However, Burgher, in her arguments for bail, said her client would not endanger the life of others.

Allegations are that on August 23, about 10:45 p.m., at a premises in Kingston 11, the accused man, in a fit of jealousy, used a knife to stab a woman in the neck rendering her unconscious.

It is alleged that the accused used a saw to sever the victim's head and both her legs below the knees.

It is further alleged that Lewis placed the headless torso of the victim in a travelling bag and the legs in a suitcase before fleeing the scene to a church along with his twin daughters.

It is reported that Lewis signed over guardianship of his daughters to a woman while at the church.

He was subsequently taken in to the police by the pastor, and attorney-at-law Nicole Burgher.

On a previous court occasion, a psychiatric evaluation conducted on Lewis revealed that he was of sound mind.

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