Mikhail Gomes who has been charged with murdering Vincia James has been granted bail in the High Court.
James disappeared three years ago and her body has still not been recovered.
Despite strong opposition from the prosecution, Justice Ian Morley in the surety amount of $200,000 while $40,000 must be paid in cash to the Court.
The judge’s rationale for releasing him pending trial was due, he said, to repeated delays to the defendant’s case, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Gomes was ordered to report each day to St John’s Police Station and was told he is subject to the national 9pm to 5am curfew.
A trial date is yet to be determined.