Aneka to be sentenced next month

20-year-old Aneka Charles, who has pleaded guilty for the murder of her three-year old sister Sharian Charles on November 6th, 2011, is due for sentencing at the St George’s High Court Number One on April 23 at 7:30 a.m.

The female convict, who is currently remanded at the female’s wing at Her Majesty’s Prison, Richmond Hill, was expected to be sentenced last week Friday.

However, High Court Judge Justice Margaret Price-Findlay adjourned
the matter pending a Victim Impact Statement as requested by the Police Prosecution on behalf of the parents of the deceased child.

The Prosecution required among other things for the Court to consider the contents of the Statement, which would provide details as how the parents of the deceased child were affected by her sudden death in making its final decision.

During a sitting of the court last week Friday, Charles’ state appointed Attorney-at-Law, Derek Sylvester, presented among the mitigating factors the fact that his client is remorseful, has acknowledged that she caused her younger sister’s death by pleading guilty to the crime on February 9 and that she has physiological issues as determined by Dr. Jason Flemming, just to name a few.

Charles, a former Student of St Joseph’s Convent, St George’s and a mother of one, was 17 years old at the time of the incident.

In handing down sentence,  the judge might take into consideration
the fact that Charles was a juvenile when she committed the crime.

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