More delays for UWI student bail application

March 22, 2023
The Mona campus of the UWI.

Matthew Hyde, the 20-year-old student accused of torturing his ex-girlfriend at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus was further remanded after another delay in his bail application.

Today's bail application was delayed due to his attorney, Peter Champagne, attending to another matter at the Circuit Court. 

He should return on March 27 for the bail application. 

The case against Hyde was previously delayed on Friday, and his Defence Attorney Peter Champagnie, KC, made the request to have the matter adjourned until March 22.

He is charged for assault occasioning grievous bodily harm, false imprisonment, and malicious communication.

On March 9, Hyde was remanded as the court awaited the preparation of his antecedents. It was not disclosed if this was available on file when the matter was mentioned.

Reports are that between Monday February 6 and Thursday February 9, Hyde allegedly held his ex-girlfriend against her will in his room on a block of the George Alleyne Hall on the UWI Mona campus where he repeatedly beat her and burned her all over her body with a clothes iron. 

- Ainsworth Morris 

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