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 magistrates court to answer
Nash is the brother of Fareed Mohammed, father of the dead
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 Anns Psychiatric Hospital,
gazed around the courtroom apparently unaware of the magistrates
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.