Monday 19 November, 2018

Police to seek instructions to charge 17-year-old in death of baby

Investigators are hoping to approach officials at the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) by tomorrow on how to proceed against a 17-year-old boy who was detained following the death of 15-month old Raquel George.

The teenager, LoopTT was told, has been interviewed, and a file is being compiled today based on the evidence gathered and statements recorded.

Once completed, investigators will approach officials at the DPP office on whether or not to charge the young man with murder.

The teenager was detained on Thursday following Baby Raquel’s death.

According to police reports, on Wednesday morning the child’s mother left Baby Raquel at her home along Secondary School Road, Palo Seco, in the care of a 17-year-old male relative.

Around 8:30 pm that day, she returned and found Racquel unresponsive while the relative was nowhere to be found.

The mother took her baby to the Siparia Health Facility where she was pronounced dead later that night.

A medical examination of the child revealed that her hymen was no longer intact.

An autopsy performed the following day revealed that she died as a result of blunt force trauma to her head. There were also bruises on her thigh. 

The suspect was subsequently arrested at Beach Road, Palo Seco, on Thursday.