A trial date of October 21st has been set for the two women accused of being involved in the candle waxing of a toddler.
Keisha Passee, a former student of the Happy Hill Secondary School, and her friend, Josanne Miller, a graduate of the Anglican High School, both of whom reside at St. Paul’s, St. George’s are jointly charged with wounding of a two-year old child with candle wax.
A video recording of the painful incident, which went viral on social media showed the child being made to touch a lighted candle, which followed the spilling of the candle wax upon the child’s body.
During the video clipping the voice of one of the ladies was heard instructing the child to eat the candle wax.
THE NEW TODAY has been reliably informed that the toddler received multiple burns as a result of the ordeal.
The child was reportedly left in the care of the 34-year old Passee who is the godmother while the mother was out of state on a visit to Trinidad.
Defense Counsel, Peter David asked for an adjournment when the matter came up for hearing before Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill at the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court last week Thursday.
David asked for time to be able to acquaint himself with the statements of the case, which were given to him as part of the disclosure by the State.
No objection came from the Prosecution Department.
Passee, the mother of three, and Miller were first denied bail when they first appeared in court three weeks ago by Magistrate Gill.
However, two days after appearing at the St. George’s No. 1 Magistrate’s Court both accused were granted bail in the sum of $10,000 each with one surety by High Court Judge, Justice Shiraz Aziz.
As part of the bail condition, Justice Aziz ordered that Passee’s children should remain with their father, and that both women are to report to the St. Paul’s Police Station three times a week.
The Police Prosecution Department has described the action of both accused women as being heinous.