ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica — The 15-year-old boy accused of last Thursday’s beating and assault on a younger student at the BB Coke High School in St Elizabeth was on Monday offered bail.
The grade 11 student’s attorney, Hopeton Marshall, said the schoolboy was offered bail in the sum of $300,000 when he appeared before presiding judge Dionne Lawrence-Pivott at the Black River courthouse.
“That bail application was successful at the moment we are expecting his parent to take up the bail that was granted to him,” said Marshall.
Meanwhile, the attorney has refuted claims that his client wasn’t wearing Clark’s shoes when the incident happened last Thursday.
The attorney explained that the schoolboy is expected to return to court on Wednesday.
“Hopefully by then all documents that are required will be brought in and he will be on bail,” he said.
A stop order has been placed on the schoolboy at all ports.
The attorney said the boy’s mother has expressed remorse.
“They are so empathetic and I expressed that in the court, it is a very unfortunate situation and they sympathise with the complainant and his family,” the lawyer said.
The attorney said the boy doesn’t have a history of aggression.
The teen has been charged for assault occasioning grievous bodily harm in relation to the brutal beating of Jaheim Colman, 14.
Several relatives of the accused boy turned up at the courthouse.