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Diana Caine, when she was arraigned in Kingstown last August. (iWN photo)
Diana Caine, when she was arraigned in Kingstown last August. (iWN photo)
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The prosecution has been granted a final adjournment in the case in which a woman is charged with the murder of her 3-year-old son.

A then 7-months-pregnant Diana Caine, 23, was indicted on Aug. 30, 2017 on one count of murder relating to the death of her child.

Police say that LJ Keran Leran Jack, Jr, of South Rivers, was found lying on the ground with an injury to his head on Aug. 24, 2017.

A post mortem examination revealed that he died as a result of blunt trauma to his head.

When the case came up for preliminary inquiry at the Serious Offences Court on Thursday, Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delplesche told the court that the investigating officer was yet to submit the file.

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However, the investigator, Detective Corporal Wilma Black-Williams, approached the prosecutor and spoke to him.

Delplesche then told the court that the detective had protested his comments and had told him that she had submitted the file since Jan. 15.

The prosecutor further told the court that he had been informed by the Process Department of the Police Force that the file had reached them on March 12, after they called the relevant police station to inquire.

Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias told the prosecution that they have to sort themselves out.

She, however, agreed to grant a “final adjournment” in the matter — which has been called a number of times since Caine was indicted almost seven months ago.

If the prosecution is not ready to proceed with the preliminary inquiry on April 13, the date of the next hearing, Caine is likely to be discharged.

The woman gave birth a number of weeks after being remanded into custody, where she remains.

Her child is said to be in the custody of a relative.

6 replies on “Final adjournment’ in case of woman accused of son’s murder”

  1. Frustratation and hard economic times are the reasons, this is not to exucuse the harshness of the crime or to excuse her culpability. However, one has to look at other cogent factors also such as the child father, was he supporting the child? He may not been a good father in the sense and just dating the lady only for sexual favours. I can see misery written in the her face. Her face is telling an untold story.

  2. Gross incompetence, negligence, indifference, and ignorance — a microcosm of our entire public service.

  3. Smfh…. Here we go with this file ting again and the incompetent SVRPF. Shame….. When you look back and check the number of unnecessary adjournment over the years…. Do yiu know how much money that add up to??? Smh millions!

  4. Gwenny Richards says:

    Why every thing happen in saint Vincent it’s always the economy that gets the blame. People make their own decision. Saint Vincent are not the only country with economic problem. And the problem is laziness, those people need to go and work the land instead of getting into criminal activities. They need to stop blaming government for eJvery thing,they are not god.

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