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June 26, 2014
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Woman on unlawful wounding charge gets bail
Christopher Thomas, STAR Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

A St James woman accused of chopping her neighbour with a machete during a dispute was offered bail in the sum of $250,000 when she appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Marcia McIntosh, from Lilliput, is charged with unlawful wounding committed against Salva-Lee Ewen. Her case was set for mention on July 29.

It is alleged that, on June 14, Ewen was walking along the Grange main road in Lilliput, when McIntosh attacked her with a machete and chopped her on her head, hand and forehead, and also hit her on her neck with a stone.

In making a bail application, McIntosh's lawyer Ronald Parris, told Resident Magistrate Wilson Smith that the accused woman had been provoked by the complainant's family.

"There was a previous matter where the accused (McIntosh) was the complainant in a case against the family of the complainant (Ewen) in this matter. That led to the bad blood between them, and she says that, ever since, they have been pushing conflict," said Parris, adding that McIntosh has no previous convictions.

"The court will have to know precisely where she is going to stay, but certainly not in that area," replied RM Smith.

McIntosh was eventually offered bail, with the conditions that she should relocate from Lilliput and report to the Granville Police Station every Monday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., and to have no contact with the complainant.

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