UPDATE: Phillip Vasyli Widow Fights for Bail in Murder Case

The widow of slain Vionic Group LLC founder Phillip Vasyli was back in court in the Bahamas this week for a bail hearing on charges in the stabbing death of the Australia-born podiatrist.

Donna Vasyli has already been denied bail twice — she initially applied for bail on April 2 — and Neil Brathwaite, assistant director of public prosecutions in Nassau, Bahamas, told Footwear News that Donna is due back in court on Friday, May 22, when a judge will decide whether she will remain free pending the murder trial.

Brathwaite said Vasyli’s widow also appeared in a Bahamian court of appeal for a bail hearing yesterday, but no decision was rendered then.

Phillip Vasyli’s body was found during the early morning hours of March 24 at his home in the upscale Old Fort Bay neighborhood on New Providence Island in the Bahamas.

Anthony Ferguson, acting commissioner of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, told FN, in late March that  three people were questioned in connection with Vasyli’s murder. The acting commissioner had said he couldn’t disclose the names of the people being questioned but could confirm that two of them “were relatives of Phillip.”

While the other people questioned were released, Donna Vasyli was charged with the murder on March 30 and has since been held at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.

She also appeared in court today, according to Brathwaite, for a presentation of indictment.

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