Donna Vasyli, widow of murdered Vionic Group LLC founder Phillip Vasyli, has been denied bail for the third time in a Bahamian court of appeal on May 26.
Donna Vasyli, who has been held at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services since being charged with her husband’s murder on March 30, first applied for bail on April 2.
On Tuesday, in a majority decision, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Court of Appeal upheld a judge’s May 1 ruling to deny Donna Vasyli’s request for bail.
Among the reasons outlined by the judge in his May 1 denial, according to Bahamian court of appeal records, were his view that the “prosecution has sufficient probable grounds for the charge” and his belief that she would be tried “within a reasonable time.”
The court records also state that the judge was of the opinion that “there is no reason to conclude that the circumstances of her husband’s death point in any other direction at this stage of the process but to her.”
A three-judge panel voted to uphold that decision with one judge dissenting.
Footwear News has been following the case since since the podiatrist and Vionic Group’s founder and chairman died of stab wounds on March 23 at his home in the Bahamas.
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