Lawyer Says Teacher Charge With Student’s Accidental Death Should Not Go Before High Court

Jamaica News, St James: A defence lawyer who is representing Kerry-Ann Cunningham, the teacher who was charged in relation to the death of a seven-year-old Anchovy Primary School student, is not in favour of her client going before the High Court.

The student, Easton Stapleton, was killed when the car driven by Cunningham struck him down in the schoolyard, resulting in his death.

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When Cunningham appeared before presiding judge Annette Dixon at the St. James Parish Court on Wednesday morning, her lawyer Jacqueline Minto submitted to say she should not go to the Circuit Court.

The matter was subsequently set for mention on April 17, at which time the judge will give her ruling.

On June 12, 2018, at approximately 4 p.m., Cunningham reportedly lost control of her car while reversing on the Anchovy Primary School compound. The car struck young Easton and then crashed into a wall, which collapsed, resulting in a vendor sustaining minor injuries.

Following investigations by the police, Cunningham was charged with death by dangerous driving.

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