Wednesday 27 May, 2020

UPDATE: Machete-wielding Jamaican mother charged

Doreen Dyer, the Jamaican woman who appears to be beating her daughter with a machete in a viral video, has been charged with cruelty to a child.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon.

Dyer, a resident of Bath in St Thomas, is to appear in court next Monday, October 9.

The video of the mother beating her daughter - which was shot last November but only surfaced on social media over the weekend - has triggered widespread condemnation across Jamaica, including from the Child Development Agency which has reiterated its call for a full ban on corporal punishment.

However, another daughter of Dyer's, has defended her mother, and said the woman's action was 'tough love' in response to her sister misbehaving.


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