Man in hammer attack on ex-girlfriend denied bail

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Man in hammer attack on ex-girlfriend denied bail

Gerron Akiba Matthew, the 26-year-old man held for allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend Jada Pierre with a hammer, was yesterday denied bail.

Matthew of New City, Fyzabad, appeared virtually before Siparia Magistrate Aden Stroude, charged with wounding Pierre with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.

He was represented by attorney Keith Scotland who held for attorney Larry Williams.

Pierre, a 22-year-old geriatric nurse of Quarry Village, Siparia was beaten on the head with a hammer last Friday and thrown out of a vehicle at the side of Fields Road, Santa Flora.

She is currently warded in a serious but stable condition at the San Fernando General Hospital. Reports are that she suffered a fractured skull.

Matthew, who is unemployed, also has convictions for firearm and ammunition possession.

He was remanded into custody and the matter adjourned to January 28.