Donna Vasyli outside court.
By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
DONNA Vasyli, 54, has been denied bail by a Supreme Court judge ahead of trial in connection with the fatal stabbing of her husband, Australian podiatrist, Phillip Vasyli.
Her appearance before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs for a bail hearing this morning came three days after she was arraigned on a murder charge in Magistrates Court in connection with the March 24 incident at their Old Fort Bay home.
Mrs Vasyli, also Australian, was denied bail in the lower court as Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt did not have the jurisdiction to consider bail.
Senior Justice Isaacs noted the unusual speed in which the bail application appeared in Supreme Court. However, he said that there had been no unreasonable delay in the case nine days after the alleged murder and noted that Mrs Vasyli had not sufficiently satisfied the court that she should be granted bail.
Murrio Ducille was told that he could appeal the ruling to the Court of Appeal. Neil Braithwaite responded for the Crown against the application.
More details to come later.