Saturday 26 September, 2020

Child dies after beating; father found dead

An eight-year-old child is dead after she was reportedly beaten by her father.

Her father was found dead later in the day.

The deceased are Michael Maynard and his daughter Makisha Maynard of Kelly Village. 

Police were told that early Sunday morning, Maynard allegedly beat his daughter for wetting the bed.

According to reports, the child was beaten and planassed with a cutlass.

She succumbed to her injuries shortly after.

Police were told that Maynard then dressed his daughter and locked his 10-year-old son in the house, promising to return shortly.

Around 6.00 pm on Sunday, when the older man failed to come back, the boy escaped by jumping through a window and raised an alarm with neighbours.

A search was conducted and Michael Maynard’s body was found hanging near his home.

Makisha's lifeless body was found on a bed in the family’s house.

Investigations are continuing.

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