Relatives fuming over children’s death; Mother under police guard at GPHC

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Dead: One – year – old Jabarie Cadogan
Dead: One – year – old Jabarie Cadogan

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Relatives of the 21 – year – old mother who killed her two children by giving them poison, are highly upset and distressed over the incident.

The relatives are also angry at Awena Rutherford for committing such a cruel act. The mother allegedly gave her two children – One – year – old Jabarie Cadogan and four – year – old Odaceia Cadogan carbon tablets to eat, which eventually claimed their lives on Thursday, March 27.

Dead: four – year – old Odaceia Cadogan
Dead: four – year – old Odaceia Cadogan

Rutherford also ingested two of the tablets in an attempt to kill herself. She is currently under police Guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital. One relative told members of the media on Friday (March 28) “Right now we ain’t wan go see she at the hospital, she should already dead.”

During a visit to the hospital, iNews (www.inewsguyana.com) was told by nurses that the woman refuses to speak to anyone and keeps asking to see her children.

The mother, Awena Rutherford.
The mother, Awena Rutherford.

If Rutherford survives, she is expected to be charged with two counts of murder. Reports indicate that she decided to kill her children and take her own life, following a dispute with her husband who resides in New York.

 [Reporting by Fareeza Haniff and Leroy Smith]

 

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