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The defendant, Lenroy Robertson outside the Kingstown Magistrate's Court on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024.
The defendant, Lenroy Robertson outside the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024.

The father of the 1-year-old baby girl who was killed in Rose Hall on Saturday night has been charged with damaging the home in which the allegedly killer reportedly lives. 

Lenroy Robertson, of Rose Hall, appeared before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, on Monday, charged that on Feb. 10, about 8:30 p.m., at Rose Hall, without lawful excuse, he damaged three 4’x4’ glass windows, valued at EC$550 each, one 32”x80” aluminium and glass door, valued at EC$1,500, total value, EC$3,150 by chopping them with a cutlass with intent to damage same, the property of Anesta Alexander of Rose Hall.

Robertson, who was repressed by counsel Ronald Marks at his arraignment, pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted EC$1,500 bail with one surety.

The matter was adjourned and transferred to the Chateaubelair Magistrate’s Court for Feb. 21. 

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People outside the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court take interest in Robertson’s arraingment on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024.

Police said on Sunday that they have a  22-year-old male suspect, of Rose Hall, in custody assisting with their investigation into the infanticide that occurred about 7 p.m., in Rose Hall. 

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“Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect stole a 1-year-old infant from her home and slashed her throat. The infant’s body was later discovered about 51 yards away from her home and pronounced deceased by a medical practitioner. The suspect is a close relative of the deceased,” police said.

Initial reports were that the suspect reportedly said that the baby and the her father were demon-possessed and must be killed to cleanse the village.

The suspect is said to have climbed through a window when the child’s mother was in the shower and slit her throat.

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Defence counsel Ronald Marks, left, speaks with his client, Lenroy Robertson, right, and other people outside Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024.

Police said the Crime Scene Unit processed the scene and collected items of evidential value, including the alleged instrument that was used to kill the child. 

A postmortem examination was expected to be carried out on the body of the child.

“The RSVGPF extends condolences to all who are negatively affected by this incident. 

Anyone with information that can assist the police with this investigation is encouraged to contact the Major Crime Unit at 1-784-457-1211 ext. 4816; Police Emergency at 911/999, or any police station or police officer you are comfortable speaking with. 

“Any information received would be treated confidentially. Investigations into the matter are ongoing,” police said int heir statement on Sunday. 

No charges have been laid in connection with the death of the child.

Update: This article was updated to correct the date of the offence.

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11 Comments

  1. Mental illness is rampant in SVG .
    This issue needs to be address instead of being swept under the rug.. It affects every class of society It can be control if that sector of health care is given some quality attention

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  2. Harriet Harvey says:

    You’re so right HEILA. Also, no cult must be allowed to inflict harm on or kill anyone. Parents and guardians having wayward children need to regain control over them. Take up your God-given duties. Bad company result in sorrows in the long run.

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  3. Harriet Harvey, listen to yourself! Helia’s statement is on point. She’s talking about mental illness for Christ sake!!!!! Here you are going on about wayward children. Do you even know or understand mental illness?. We need to wake up and do something about mental health. People like you are the reason why a lot of folks don’t come forward. Guess you’ll call them wayward too. Well there a reason for that!

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  4. When some people can boast that there is no God but they will call His name to get what they want, . Do anyone expect any thing different when the devil is ruling in control ??

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  5. Harriet Harvey says:

    JUST ME, I agreed with HEILA fully. I was just adding another cause of problems in society involving children. That’s the reality! No need to take offense! I’ve been privy to certain facts about the young man who killed the baby why I made the statements I made. I’m from Rose Hall. I don’t think you are.

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  6. The effect of drug abuse, alcoholism, and mental disorders are the critical issues that are at stake here. I believe induced mental disorders because substance abuse is ravaging some of the youths, not only in my village of Rose Hall, but throughout SVG. What is the government of SVG doing? Anyone going after the real sources of the problems? The drug dealers and their addicted clients are ruining the children. Address that!

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  7. Mr Officer, Mr Judge, any of the members if the Jury and anyone else reading this article and judging this young father who is in pain and mourning. If it was your child that was stolen from the comfort and safety of your home and put to the knife like a lamb that has been slaughtered for sacrifice.

    How would you feel ?
    How would you react?
    What would your actions be ??

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  8. Thank you just me and apart from everything else most people are in denial when it comes to mental health illnesses,they will rather go to religious leaders to seek healing from this disease claiming that they are demon possessed instead of seeing a psychiatrist if any exist on the island.

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