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Bail For Haitian Man Accused Of Causing Daughter's Death

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A HAITIAN man accused of causing the death of his five-month old daughter was granted $15,000 bail yesterday in Magistrate’s Court.

However, Blounard Vedrine, 25, of Gregory Town, Eleuthera will be electronically monitored as a condition of his bond, which also requires him to have two suretors and weekly reporting conditions.

Vedrine was arraigned before Acting Chief Magistrate Joyanne Ferguson-Pratt on a charge of manslaughter concerning the September 6 death of Berlendia Vedrine in Gregory Town.

Bruises were found on the child’s body.

The father was not required to enter a plea to the charge due to the nature of the offence and was told that his case would be forwarded to Supreme Court for trial through a Voluntary Bill of Indictment.

When the issue of bail arose, the prosecution objected on the basis that the man has no status in the Bahamas other than a work permit that lasts until October 2014.

However, Murrio Ducille informed the court that his client was married, giving him ties to the Bahamas.

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