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Pregnant Woman’s Bail Hearing Postponed

A 21-year-old pregnant woman will have to spend at least the next two days behind bars at Her Majesty’s Prisons because her bail hearing was postponed on Tuesday.

Edricka Domesethene was recently arraigned on three fraud related counts – uttering a false document, possession of a false document and deceit of a public officer.

The Haitian woman’s lawyer Geoffrey Farquharson said all this is in relation to her application for residency here in The Bahamas.

In Court Number Nine yesterday, Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt told Mr. Farquharson that she has not had the opportunity to review the case and that under normal circumstances she would have taken a break and made a decision on the matter within 15 to 20 minutes.

But she told the court that yesterday was “physically fatigued.”

Mr. Farquarhson has argued in previous court hearings that his client should be granted bail for health reasons and adding that just because she is of Haitian descent does not mean she will flee the country as she grew up in The Bahamas.

The pregnant woman will find out if she is granted bail on Friday.

After the hearing she was taken away from the courtroom in handcuffs.

Ianthia Smith

Written by Ianthia Smith

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