Jamaica Crime News, St Ann: Alexus Newland, a St Ann man charged with the killing of a 3-year-old child two years ago, pleaded guilty to her murder in the St Ann Circuit Court on Tuesday.
Newland was arrested in 2016 after the body of 3-year-old Nevalesia Campbell was discovered on Sunday, July 10, in bushes in Orange Hill District, St Ann. Investigations revealed that the child was also sexually assaulted.
It is alleged that Nevalesia went missing from her home after her mother and stepfather left the child and her twin brother at home to attend a party.
The parents were subsequently charged with various breaches of the Child Care and Protection Act.
Newlands pleaded guilty on Tuesday and is to be sentenced on Friday, November 2 by Justice Marcia Dunbar-Green.