Teenaged Murder-Accused Gives Birth

The young lady who is accused of killing her three-year old sister almost one year ago has given birth to a baby boy.

Aneka Charles of St. George’s Estate who has been committed to stand trial for the murder of Sharian Charles on November 6, 2011 got pregnant while out of prison on $50,000.00 bail.

The Charles matter is among one hundred cases on the list for the October Criminal Assizes.

Teenaged murder-accused Aneka Charles – gave birth to a baby boy

It came up for mention on Monday at High Court Number One that is presided over by Madam Justice, Clare Henry.

After the Court Orderly called her name and no appearance was made, Defense Attorney, Derrick Sylvester informed the court that Charles had given birth “to a bouncing baby boy” last week Saturday at the General Hospital.

Madam Justice Henry set October 29 for the former Secondary School Student to appear before her in connection with the murder case.

The murdered three-year old child was reported missing and a subsequent search of the area found the body in some bushes close to the house.

She was found with her clothes wet and froth coming from her nostrils and mouth.

The young child was pronounced dead by Dr. Gail Friday before her body was taken away by a local funeral agency. A post-mortem, concluded that she died from asphyxiation.

Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill came in for a barrage of criticisms from the General Public when she remanded Charles to the Richmond Hill Prisons after police charged the teenaged girl with the murder of her little sibling.

The Magistrate said at the time that she had no choice but to have her remanded in custody since she does not have the authority in law to grant her bail due to the nature of the offense.

The Magistrate said only the High Court can grant the bail and this was eventually done.

As part of the bail condition, Charles was placed in the care of an independent family. However, a change in the placement was made due to alleged misbehaviour on the part of the accused.

THE NEW TODAY Newspaper learnt that it was during the change among families that Charles got pregnant.

The bail was revoked and she was once more placed on remand at the Richmond Hill Prisons.

Charles who was 17 years old at the time of the incident is once again on bail as she awaits her trial.

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