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Curfew imposed on attempted murder-accused

A court imposed a curfew on a man accused of attempting to murder his ex-girlfriend in a knife attack.

Deron Adderley, 25, of Rockcrusher Road, was arraigned on Monday on the accusation that he tried to kill Lashan Smith on February 13. Police allegedly stopped a man from stabbing Smith at the junction of Jerome Avenue and Chesapeake Road.

Adderley was not required to enter a plea to the charge when he made his initial appearance before Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis.

He will hold a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence for a Supreme Court trial.

Sergeant Godfrey Brennen, the prosecutor, objected to bail, arguing that Adderley would interfere with the accused if released.

However, his lawyer Michael Kemp said there was no reason for pretrial detention in Adderley’s case. He said Adderley had no previous convictions and no one was sure how long it would take for his case to come to trial, given the backlog of criminal cases.

Magistrate Rolle-Davis agreed to Adderley’s release, but under strict conditions. Adderley will have his movements tracked by an ankle bracelet; he must submit to a 7 p.m. curfew and have no contact with Smith and other witnesses in the case.

Magistrate Rolle-Davis warned Adderley that he could face prison time if he breaches any of those conditions.

Adderley returns to court on March 16.

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