Joe McLeod, a man suffering from Alzheimer would soon be able to breathe some fresh air and enjoy a thanksgiving peacefully with his family at home. Mr. McLeod was granted bail on Friday by Judge Sandra Chapman of the Provincial Court.
The 69 year old man was charged with a count of causing bodily harm for pushing his wife Rose McLeod to the ground. Mr. McLeod had been in a medical unit since the 7th of September following his arrest for the incident.
Mrs. Rose McLeod had earlier stated that she did not want her husband to face any kind of criminal charges, as the incident was not his fault and it was just the disease that took over. The incident of him pushing her was an accident as Mr. McLeod had not recognized his wife and pushed her, while she was showing him family pictures.
Mrs. McLeod while talking about the grant of bail announced that she was very happy about the fact that he was going to be moved out of the unit. She further added that all of their grandchildren wanted to meet him and that it was only him about whom they talked about.
The case of Mr. and Mrs. McLeod has come to light after immense coverage by the media that scrutinized the legal sense behind the case.