Parents of Dead 3-year-old St James Child Will Spend More Time Behind Bars

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Jamaica Crime News, St James: A St. James common-law couple who were taken into custody by the St. Ann police on the weekend, following the death of their 3-year-old daughter, will have to spend more time behind bars before they can know their fate.

Both accused who resides at Bogue Village in Montego Bay, St James were arrested by the St. Ann police on Saturday afternoon, February 16, when their 3-year-old daughter died mysterious at the St. Ann Bay Hospital, to what later appeared to be physical bruises inflicted to her body.

The child has been identified as Athena Forbes, while the names of both parents who are in the St Ann Bay and Discovery Bay lock-up, are being withheld.

One police source told our news team that both parent will now be questioned by a Child Development Officer and the police are also awaiting a post-mortem examination result to determine if criminal charges will be laid against the two.

Reports by the St. Ann police are that shortly after 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, both parents and their 3-year-old baby girl were travelling to Portland to visit family members.

They  then stopped at the St Ann’s Bay Hospital and informed medical staff at the facility that their child had taken ill.

It is further reported that the doctors were in the process of rendering medical assistance to the child when they detected what appeared to be bruises on her body. The child died while receiving medical attention.

The police were immediately called in by the doctors at the hospital and both parent were questioned, and later arrested.

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