A twenty-five-year-old woman from the village of Willis in St George’s charged in connection with last Sunday’s shooting incident that resulted in the death of a thirty-six-year-old man has been granted bail.
Magistrate TaheriaGellineau presiding at the number two Magistrate Court in St. George’s on Wednesday had the accused woman Shanicha Mc Phie placed on bail in the sum of sixty thousand dollars with two sureties following a request made on her behalf by defense counsel Ruggles Ferguson, as she made her first appearance in court on a charge of manslaughter by negligence.
The charge was levelled on Ms Mc Phie late Tuesday afternoon, some three days after the police concluded their investigation into the death of Grand Anse resident and well-known truck driver Nigel Cadore.
According to information reaching the Grenada Informer, Cadore lost his life under extremely unfortunate circumstances from a single gunshot wound to his neck.
Sources told this newspaper Cadore was hanging out with his usual liming crew that included the accused woman Ms Mc Phie. Informer learned the group had just finished using a pellet gun to shot a chicken (fowl) for cooking when Cadore told Mc Phie to clean the gun. In the process of cleaning the gun, a shot was accidentally discharged, striking Cadore in the neck. He fell to the ground and later succumbed to the injury.
A postmortem carried out on Cadore’s body we were told, revealed death was as a result of skull fracture due to acute penetrating trauma caused by a shot.
During Wednesday’s brief court sitting the prosecution team raised no objection to counsel’s request for bail except to ask the court that in the event Ms Mc phie needs to leave the state, a written request be made through defence Counsel in writing.
Bail was therefore set in the sum of sixty thousand dollars with two sureties.
Ms Mc Phie is expected to make her second court appearance on October 10th when a preliminary inquiry into the matter is likely to commence.