Man charged with damage, grievous harm, threats of death


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN was granted bail after he allegedly stalked, threatened and injured his ex-girlfriend last month.

Magistrate Shaka Serville charged Nikito Sturrup, 26, with damage, grievous harm and three counts of threats of death.

Edwina Waldron represented the accused.

Sturrup allegedly seriously injured his former girlfriend Shiomte Woodhouse during a fight at Charles Vincent Street on October 27.

Sturrup is alleged to have returned to the complainant’s residence on November 9 and threatened to kill her.

On the night of November 14, the defendant again allegedly threatened to kill Ms Woodhouse and Vanessa Henfield. He also allegedly caused damage to Henfield’s security door, trying to get into the house.

While Sturrup initially pleaded guilty to the charge, he changed his plea to not guilty after consulting with his attorney. 

After Ms Waldron interceded on her client’s behalf by informing the judge of Sturrup’s family’s modest financial situation, Magistrate Serville set his bail at $1,500 with one or two sureties. Under his bail, the accused must sign in at the Grove Police Station every Monday and Friday.

He was warned to stay away from Ms Woodhouse and the other witnesses in this matter.

The complainant told the magistrate that she is still scared of the defendant following his arraignment.

Sturrup’s trial begins on August 16, 2024.

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