After being out on bail for several months, Cyril was ordered remanded because he failed to adhere to the conditions of his bail.
Alcide, the attorney, however argued that Cyril was unable to comply with the signing portion of his bail conditions because his job as a security officer demanded that he spend long hours with few breaks.
Alcide also pleaded on behalf of Cyril’s mother, who is recently remarried and moved to the United Kingdom: “Your Honour, she is worried for her son, she is thinking of returning to St Lucia until this issue is resolved.”
He intimated that she was even willing to desert her marriage for the foreseeable future to come home.
The prosecution vehemently opposed bail on the grounds that not only was Cyril able to report to Beat and Patrol from his job quite easily, he worked in the centre of town, and he was now considered a major flight risk as his mother currently resides in the United Kingdom.
Bail was denied by Justice Francis Cumberbatch. However the judge stated that the situation could be reviewed if Cyril was not indicted on or before April 8, 2013.
Cyril is accused of kidnapping a local business man and holding him for several hours. The man was forced to write checks and even cash them for the kidnappers.
Cyril is the only one of four who has been apprehended. He was 17 at the time of the incident and is currently being held on remand at the Bordelais Correctional Facility.