A St Catherine man has been remanded for psychiatric evaluation who allegedly stabbed an eight-year-old boy to death and injured his mother.
As the case was heard in the St Catherine Parish Court on Friday, November 6, the lawyer for the accused, 28-year-old Dwayne Thomas, of Old Harbour Glades, St Catherine, demanded that he be transferred from the Portmore Police Station in Portmore, St Catherine to the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston to get psychiatric treatment.
The court gave approval and the accused to return on February 20.
Thomas is charged by the Police for the November 30 murdering of his stepson.
It’s alleged that the incident in relation to a disagreement between the accused and the child’s mother which led to Thomas attacking both the mother and child who died after receiving multiple stab wounds.