Oppose bail for an attempted murder accused
We the undersigned, being residents of Greyton and its surrounding areas, request that the state oppose any bail application by the accused arrested for the attempted murder of 2 elderly female residents of Greyton.
On the morning of Friday 8th May during the permitted exercise period of the national lock down the 2 victims were out walking and were subjected to a savage, brutal and unprovoked attack by the accused. The attack resulted in serious injury to both the victims, one of whom required neurosurgery to remove bone fragments from her shattered skull.
In support of our decision to oppose any attempt by the accused to apply for bail we offer the following motivation:
- The accused has shown himself to be extremely violent with no regard for the sanctity of human life, and
- The victims are both female and elderly, as are many of the residents of Greyton and surrounds, and thus others may be placed in danger should he be released on bail.
- The victims have suffered immense trauma from the attack and if the accused is released on bail it would have a negative effect on their recovery, and on the rest of the residents of Greyton and its surrounds, and
- The accused fled the scene of the attack and as such must be considered a flight risk should he be released on bail, and
- The accused has previous convictions and it is evident that his previous incarceration has neither deterred him from criminal action nor given him any remorse.