Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Court Ruling Angers Father: Michael Bailey, the father of slain 9-year-old Glendevon Primary and Junior High School student Kelia Bailey, who was shot to death by a 14-year-old student at her home in Norwood, St James on Friday June 30, told Mckoys News that he and his family are very angry with the ruling that was made by the Family Court on Thursday, July 6.
” Me cant believe seh him shoot mi daughter and him get bail the following week,” said the weeping father who broke down.
He complained that his daughter was shot and killed on June 30, and the accused teenager was granted bail on his first appearance in court six days later.
Mr. Bailey mentioned that his family was very astonished on Thursday when they appeared in the Montego Bay Family Court and the Judge granted bail in the sum of $250,000.
The grieving family stated that they were even more shocked to see that the family of the accused 14-year-old boy acquired the services of an Attorney-at-Law so quickly. They further stated that they are finding it very hard to cope with the loss of Kelia.
About 3:30 on Friday, June 30, the 9-year-old student was at her home in Norwood with other family members when the 14-year-old boy who is a family friend came over to the house.
He reportedly went inside the room where young Keils was and pulled out an illegal gun, and started to play with the weapon.
The firearm went off and shot Kelia in her chest.
Family members upon hearing the explosions rushed to the room and discovered the child suffering from gunshot wounds. Before they could learn what had happened, the 14-year-old took up the firearm and ran from the house.
Kelia was rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where she died whilst undergoing treatment.
The accused was later turned over to the police but the weapon has still not been found.