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Murder accused Jeremiah Samuel, leaves the Kingstown Magistrate's Court on Feb. 26, 2024.
Murder accused Jeremiah Samuel, leaves the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Feb. 26, 2024.
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The 22-year-old Rose Hall man who has been in police custody since the Feb. 10 death of a 1-year-old girl in the North Leeward community has been charged with kidnapping and murder.

Jeremiah Samuel appeared before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court today (Monday), where Senior Magistrate Colin John read the indictable charges to him.

Samuel, who did not have a lawyer, is alleged to have kidnapped and murdered Janae Samuel-Wright.

He was not required to plead at that stage to the charges.

The magistrate remanded him in custody until June 25, when the Serious Offences Court would begin a preliminary inquiry into the case.

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Detective Sergeant Biorn Duncan of the Major Crime Unit is leading the investigation.

The baby died after she was allegedly removed from her mother’s house and her throat slashed in the North Leeward Community.