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Haitian woman charged with trespassing

Judith Alcime is escorted to court today. TORRELL GLINTON

A Haitian woman living in The Bahamas was charged today with trespassing.

Judith Alcime, 37, is accused of trespassing on Mary Taylor’s Carmichael Road property on Friday, April 13. When asked to enter a plea, Alcime, who was unrepresented, said, “no”.

Magistrate Ambrose Armbrister then explained what a guilty plea meant. Asked again whether she wanted to plead guilty or not guilty, Alcime said no. Magistrate Armbrister said he interpreted her response as a not guilty plea.

Asked how long she has been in The Bahamas, Alcime said six years.

Noting that the charge does not require a custodial sentence, Magistrate Armbrister granted Alcime bail in the amount of $500 with one surety.

However, Alcime said she did not see anyone in court who could post her bail. As a result, she was remanded to prison until someone posts her bail. The matter was adjourned until May 14 at 10 a.m.

Alcime was arrested on Friday morning after she was allegedly found standing on the front porch of the home around 3 a.m.

A family member inside the home recorded the incident and posted it on Facebook.

In the video, the woman, believed to be Alcime, was dressed in a white sheet, with another fabric wrapped around her head. She is seen leaning on a table. She appears motionless and doesn’t speak.

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