A WARRANT has been issued for a woman charged with wounding her younger sister over a television remote. Senior magistrate Nannette Forde-John issued the warrant for Dion Cross after she failed to appear in court today. Cross, 24 was charged with maliciously wounding Cherise Cross with intent to do her grievous bodily harm after the then 10-year-old girl was allegedly stabbed several times over a television remote control. The child spent time at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital following the March 26 2015 alleged incident. Cross was granted $90,000 bail and was ordered to stay away from the family home at Vistabella and stay with an uncle in Siparia. The bail was subsequently reduced to $75,000 and then to $50,000. It was months later that her father stood her bail. Last week Cross failed to show up when the matter was called before senior magistrate Nannette Forde-John. Defence attorney Ainsley Lucky requested that she appear through him. This was allowed by the magistrate who adjourned the matter to this week. Cross was however absent after her name was called several times at the courthouse. Her father came forward. Lucky said his client's mother and a sister (not he alleged victim) were also present. The matter was later recalled but Cross was still a no show.
Forde-John issued the warrant. On arrest, Cross will not immediately be placed on bail. The magistrate also issued a summons for Cross's father who is also her bailor, to give a satisfactory explanation for her absence or have his property forfeited. This will be done on June 27.