Union Island Teens To Stand Trial

Two teenagers of Union Island, Jerome Jordon and Enard Douglas, were on Monday committed to stand trial before the High Court on charges of causing grievous bodily harm, unlawful and malicious wounding and aggravated burglary.

The teenagers were committed to stand trial at the end of preliminary inquiries which began in October 2013 before the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown.

Their committal to trial came exactly four months after they allegedly boarded the yacht ‘Rainbow’ anchored off Frigate Island in the Southern Grenadines and violently attacked a couple.

They were said to have been armed with cutlasses at the time.

The couple, Mark Beiser and Christina Curtin of St Croix, received serious chop wounds in the attack which occurred at about 7.15 pm on October 3rd, 2013.

Mr. Beiser sustained injuries to his head and hands while Miss Curtin sustained a severe chop wound to the left side of her face.

One of the accused, Enard Douglas, was reported to have sustained an injury to his hand during the attack.

At the conclusion of the preliminary inquiries on Monday, the prosecution called four witnesses including Detective Corporal Jerome James of the Royal Grenada Police Force, Justice of the Peace Kenneth Williams and Detective Constable Justin Cupid – the Investigating Officer attached to the local Criminal Investigations Department.

The accused Enard Douglas was represented at the inquiries by Attorney Samantha Robertson. The co-accused, Jerome Jordon, was not represented by legal counsel.

The prosecution was led by Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delpesche. Chief Magistrate Sonya Young presided over the inquiries.