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Oct 3, 2011

Man paralyzed in prison bus accident gets bail

In the courts, twenty-four year old Dean Davis, a paraplegic who was on remand for a murder he allegedly committed in 2010, was today granted bail following application and arguments supporting his release from prison.  Davis, who was serving time for the brutal slaying of Erin Sutherland which occurred in Orange Walk Town, was being transported back to the Hattieville Prison on May twenty-fourth when the vehicle they were traveling overturned.  During the accident a prison warden, who was escorting a group of inmates, lost his life while Davis and several others were severely injured.  This morning before Justice Troadio Gonzalez legal aid attorney Phillip Palacio successfully argued on Davis’ behalf, requesting that he be allowed bail because of his physical condition.  The accused murderer remains paralyzed from the waist down.  His legal counsel sought bail for Davis despite having been charged with murder, citing that the prison does not have adequate facilities to properly care for his client who is now disabled.  Davis was granted property bail in the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, which he was not able to secure up to this evening. Once he meets bail, the conditions are that Davis cannot leave home unless he is seeking medical attention or is going to court, his guardian must be able to account for his whereabouts at all times and he must surrender all travel documents.

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