KINGSTON, Jamaica – Corporal Dwayne Smart charged with murder of a pregnant woman in St Thomas was refused bail this morning in the Home Circuit Court.
Bail was denied based on the circumstances of the case, the presiding judge said.
The court was told this morning that Smart pointed his gun at a colleague who tried restraining him after the woman was shot in Yallahs Square on September 1.
According to the colleague’s statement he cautioned Smart prior to the shooting about the way he was treating the pregnant woman.
Smart told the court that he was attacked by relatives of the pregnant woman and other people in the crowd at Yallahs. He said that his uniform was torn in the process.
Smart appeared in court for the first time Monday since being charged with murder for the shooting death of eight-month pregnant St Thomas resident Kay-Ann Lamont.
He returned to court today when his attorney made bail application on his behalf.
Smart is scheduled to return to court on October 12.