Tuesday 17 September, 2019

No bail for man charged with burning, beating three-year-old son

A 33-year-old Marabella father has appeared in court charged with burning and beating his three-year-old son after he was unable to write a letter of the alphabet.

Marcus John appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

He was remanded into custody until Wednesday.

John was charged on Thursday by WPC Nicole St John under the Children’s Act.

According to reports, the accused reportedly placed the child’s hand over an open flame in December 2018 and on another occasion on March 30, he struck the child in his eye after he was unable to write a letter of the alphabet.

John allegedly also hit the toddler with a ruler on the mouth.

The child remains warded at hospital.

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