MARKET VENDOR GRANTED BAIL FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER

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A Bourda Market Vendor was granted her pre-trial liberty at a cost $250,000 for allegedly stabbing a broom vendor to his chest, twice, for $600. Here are the details from Javone Vickerie within the courts.

34-year-old Julie Ferguson of Victoria Village, East Coast Demerara was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates Court for an attempted murder charge. It is alleged that the Bourda Market vendor on December 7th at Bourda Market she stabbed Nigel George, a broom vendor of Bourda Market twice to the chest over cash that was not paid to the victim.

The police’s case presented to the court by Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, is that both George and Ferguson who are known to each other. Mansfield said that the two had a misunderstanding on the day of the incident. Mansfield explained that George was given ten bags of eddo leaf and other vegetables to sell and return a total of 600 dollars to her. George allegedly did not keep his end of the bargain, which prompted the accused to pull out a knife and stabbed him.

In the courtroom, the victim demanded justice, stating that he could have been a dead man if it was not for a surgery he underwent for his injuries in the hospital. After deliberating on the factors presented to the court the Chief Magistrate granted bail in the sum of $250,000.

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