Greiggs women charged with attempted murder
Z’Annie Charles received injuries to her face in a cutlass attack
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February 4, 2020

Greiggs women charged with attempted murder

Police have arrested and charged two women of Greiggs in connection with the cutlass attack on sixteen year old Z’Annie Charles last Wednesday afternoon.

Charles, also of Greiggs, received injuries to her face in the attack.

The two women, Paige Baptiste and Lesha Johnson, appeared before the Serious Offences Court on Monday charged with attempted murder. They are charged that on January 29, 2020, at Greiggs, with intent to commit the offence of murder, they did an act which was more than merely preparatory to the commission of that act. They were not required to plea to the charge and they were granted $9,000 bail each with one surety.

The young women were not represented by legal counsel when they took the stand and the charge was read to them. However, as they waited on the prisoners’ bench to have their bail bonds signed, lawyer Euchrista Bruce-Lyle was seen in conversation with them.

As part of their bail conditions, Baptiste and Johnson were placed on a 7 p.m to 6 a.m curfew and ordered to report to the Biabou Police Station on Mondays and Thursdays between 6 a.m and 6 p.m. They were also ordered to surrender all travel documents, including their driver’s license.

Chief Magistrate, Rechanne Browne-Matthias, also ordered that stop notices be placed at all ports of entry and exit around this country and that permission must be sought and obtained from the court if they wish to travel overseas.

Baptiste and Johnson are scheduled to re-appear in court on April 21, 2020.