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Woman collapses after $400,000 bail

An Embacadere woman collapsed in the San Fernando Magistrates Court yesterday after being granted $400,000 bail on charges of robbery with violence. As she lay writhing on the floor of the courtroom, relatives of Maxine Marshall told the court the mother of three was experiencing a seizure.

Moments before, Senior Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine set bail for Marshall, 31, her sister Kimberly Marshall and Kimberly’s boyfriend Leon Alexis. Maxine’s companion Michael Williams, was denied bail.

Antoine set the bail for Maxine and Kimberly at $400,000 each with clerk of the peace approval.

Alexis’ bail was set at $500,000 also with clerk of the peace approval. All three were ordered to report to the San Fernando Police Station three times a week. Maxine and Alexis were also ordered to surrender their passports.

When Antoine adjourned the matter for January 3, and the four were being escorted out of the courtroom, Maxine collapsed. Kimberly began to cry and tried to make Maxine stand up before being led away by police. Antoine told police prosecutor Sgt Alexander to call an ambulance. A female relative, who told the court she is a nurse, stayed with Maxine until she stopped convulsing and was able to stand on her own.

The two couples appeared in court on Monday charged with a string of robberies in the Southern Division. Charges were laid by PCs George, Noel, James and Markus Lange. The charges were laid indictably and the four were not called upon to plead.

All four were charged that on October 27 at Mucurapo Street, San Fernando, armed with a firearm, they robbed three people of cash, cellphones and jewelry.

Williams and Alexis were represented by attorney Shaun Teekasingh while the Marshall sisters were represented by attorney Analee Girwar.

Girwar had told the court on Monday that Maxine had two seizures while in police custody over the weekend. Antoine ordered a medical report on Maxine to be submitted when she appears in court next. Williams was denied bail as Antoine said a trace on him showed he has eight previous convictions for larceny and armed robbery from 2013 onward.

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