A 28-year-old West Bank Demerara (WBD) mother has reportedly confessed to “choking” to death her eight-year-old son, whom she described to Police ranks as “very mischievous.”
Dead is Emmanuel King of 565 Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara.
INews was reliably informed that the mother initially claimed that the child fell off a guava tree during the afternoon of February 21 after which he retired to bed. At about 22:00hrs, the mother went to check on the child but found him in a motionless state.
He was taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital at Best Village where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, when contacted, told this publication that the woman had confessed to her husband that due to frustration, she reportedly took a bed sheet and choked the child to death while he was sleeping.
Upon hearing this, the husband contacted the Police and the woman was arrested. She remains in custody. The Crime Chief added that a post-mortem examination will be performed on the child’s body on Friday to determine the cause of death.