by Linda Straker
- Minor sent to Grand Bacolet Juvenile Rehabilitation and Treatment Centre
- Altercation caused death of 41-year-old man
A 13-year-old male was on Monday, 8 April 2019 sent to the Grand Bacolet Juvenile Rehabilitation and Treatment Centre after he appeared at the Gouyave Magistrate Court on a charge of non-capital murder.
He is accused of causing the death of a 41-year-old man. Both the defendant and victim are from the Carriacou village of Mt Royal. Reports are that on Friday, 29 March 2019, the two had an altercation during which the victim received a blow to the front of his head. He died 6 days later at The General Hospital in Grenada.
Based on the Juvenile Offenders legislation, the minor must be assessed by the relevant social development and court officers for a presentation to the court at the next court date and that will determine if he continues to stay at the centre or is sent to prison.
Derick Sylvester is providing legal counsel to the student who is scheduled to return to court on 17 April.
The law provides protection for minors before the court, as a result of this, neither his name nor anything that could identify him should be published.