Drug case woman misses court after she’s shot eight times
A woman accused of trying to smuggle marijuana to an inmate last year is fighting for her life after she was shot over the weekend along with three other relatives.
Wendy Smith, 61, was supposed to appear before Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain yesterday for the start of her trial on charges of drug possession with intent to supply and conspiracy to possess drugs with intent to supply, but her lawyer presented a sick certificate, saying that she would be unable to attend.
Swain inquired about the nature of Smith’s injuries and the lawyer replied, “She was shot.”
One of the officers who responded to the shooting was in court and said that Smith had been shot eight times and remains in critical condition.
According to police reports, Smith, her son, Valentino Smith, and daughters, Tisha Smith and Latheria Bethel, were shot around 4 a.m. on March 10 during a domestic dispute at a home off Cowpen Road.
Police arrested Smith on September 6, 2018 at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services after they found an ounce of marijuana concealed in a plate of food.
A few days later, police arrested Smith’s alleged co-conspirator, Chavon Johnson, 43, of Hutchison Street.
Swain has adjourned the matter to July 1.