Aunt charged with toddlers’ death

A 36-year old woman of Marian, St. George’s is facing a charge of manslaughter by negligence in connection with the death of her nephew.

Joslyn James - charged with the death of her nephew

Joslyn James – charged with the death of her nephew

One month after the alleged incident, police have laid the charge on Joslyn James who is accused of shooting two-year old Jayden Stewart.

A police source told THE NEW TODAY that the toddler was accidentally shot with the use of a pellet gun by the accused.

The source who does not wish to be identified said that the gun which was in the room of the house at Marian fell to the ground, and in retrieving it, James finger accidentally touched the trigger which fired off the gun hitting the baby in the forehead on March 5.




The gun belonged to James’ boyfriend who is one of the state witnesses to be called for the Preliminary Inquiry.

Stewart was rushed to the St. George’s General Hospital for medical attention, but he succumbed to the injuries on March 9.

An autopsy revealed that baby Jayden died as a result of severe cerebral edema.

James appeared at the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court last week Thursday and was placed on $30,000 bail with two sureties by Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill.

She is due back in court on June 9.

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