Thursday 23rd June, 2005


Uncle in court for toddler’s murder

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By Yvonne Webb

The 27-year-old uncle of Jameel Josiah Mohammed appeared before a San Fernando magistrate yesterday charged with murdering the 14-month-old boy.

Patrick Nash of Surujbally Trace, Caratal Road, Gasparillo, stood alone and silent before Deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington in the first magistrate’s court to answer the charge.

Nash is the brother of Fareed Mohammed, father of the dead baby.

Not a single member of his family was present in court yesterday afternoon, when he appeared, handcuffed and wearing a long-sleeved jersey, jeans and rubber slippers.

Nash, an outpatient of St Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital, gazed around the courtroom apparently unaware of the magistrate’s query about whether he had an attorney.

The labourer is accused of slamming his nephew several times to the ground on June 20 at their Gasparillo home.

He is to reappear in court on July 1.

An autopsy revealed Mohammed died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Mohammed was the second child of Fareed and Petrina Mary. He is to be buried today.

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