Fiola McKessy, the St James woman who appeared in the St James Parish Court, on Thursday morning, May 9, to answer to charges of wounding with intent was granted bail in the sum of $300,000.
McKessy who was represented by attorneys at law Tamika Spence-Anderson and Henry McCurdy, was given bail with two sureties. She is to return to court on July 30th, but in the meanwhile, she is to report to the Wakefield police station daily, which also includes Sundays.
Her co-accused Shanna-Kay Robinson, who is being represented by attorney Trumo Paris, also had her bail extended until July 30th.
McKessy who was being sought in connection with the June 2018, stabbing of popular Montego Bay, photojournalist Allan Lewin, was held by the Barnett Street police, at a house in Ibiscus Close, in Montego Bay, on Sunday, April 7.
Reports by the police are that, on June 1, 2018, McKessey who is known to Mr. Lewin, lured the victim by telephone to a section outside the Montego Bay Court House, where she along with Robinson, and another female stabbed him multiple times.
Lewin managed to run from the scene, but collapsed a short distance away, while all three accused fled the scene. The police were summoned, and Lewin rushed to hospital in serious condition.
Following the incident, all three women went into hiding, while Lewin who suffered from punctured organs, was admitted to the Falmouth hospital in critical condition.
The Barnett Street police launched an investigation into the incident, and three months later, Robinson was held in the Norwood community.
The mastermind behind the stabbing, Fiola McKessey, who managed to elude the police for some eight months, was finally held on Sunday, April 7. The third woman is still on the run.
Lewin also played the role of freelance photojournalist to several media houses over the past years, which includes the Western Mirror, Jamaica Star, the Jamaica Observer, Mckoy’s News and the North Coast Times newspaper.