Attorney Wendell Robinson is applying for bail in the High Court on behalf of his client after it was denied in the Magistrates Court
Micheal Samuel of Bathlodge, who was arrested and charged for allegedly attacking the Principal of Mary E Pigotts Christopher Roberts
Samuel is currently on remand at His Majesty’s Prison after Magistrate Joanne Walsh denied bail on Monday.
The single father was charged with battery and malicious damage.
Robinson said a decision to deny his client bail was “reckless” saying that “bail in these cases is usually granted except in cases where the defendant is a flight risk, or there are fears that he would interfere with a witness or recommit the crime”
But he said on Monday the Magistrate “only inquired of where the alleged incident took place. After she learned that it happened on the school compound, she denied bail to the defendant”
Robinson said he intends to make use of new systems implemented recently “where a person who is unable to pay legal fees applies to the court for bail, as an indigent”.
But Samuel may not be able to get his second bail hearing heard according to Robinson, since judges are reportedly abroad attending a training program,
Samuel has said, through his attorney that he acted on emotions when he attacked principal Roberts
He said he was frustrated after his, a fifth grader was suspended from school and attempts to speak with the principal failed.