A lawyer for the grandmother of an abandoned mainland boy who led an undocumented life in Hong Kong for nine years has asked the prosecution to consider “other means” to settle the case, such as a bond for good behaviour. Chow Siu-shuen, 67, appeared in the Sha Tin court on Monday to face a count of aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring a breach of condition of stay. The court heard earlier that the child, Xiao Youhuai, was permitted to stay in Hong Kong only until November 3, 2006. But Chow helped him remain over eight years until May 21 this year. READ MORE: Grandmother of abandoned boy, 12, charged with helping him overstay in Hong Kong for nine years On Monday, the court heard that the prosecution had received documents from the defendant’s lawyer, asking the prosecution to consider “other means” to settle the case, such as a bond for good behaviour. The prosecution asked the judge to adjourn the case to October 19, which was granted by Principal Magistrate Andrew Ma. The defendant was granted HK$500 bail. Chow was allowed to leave Hong Kong to take care of her grandson before she appears in court again. She now lives in a small rented flat in Shenzhen. Xiao Youhuai is the name of the boy shown on court documents. This differed from earlier media reports of the spelling as Siu Yau-wai – a name provided by a representative of the Federation of Trade Unions, which was previously assisting the pair. He was 12 when Chow brought him out of hiding to face the media in May.