Pathologist due in from Jamaica

The long-awaited autopsy on the body of 12-year-old Shemar Weekes of Checker Hall, St Lucy, is to be done next week, says Assistant Commissioner of Police Mark Thompson.

Shemar Weekes
Shemar Weekes

ACP Thompson told Barbados TODAY this morning that the forensic expert, Dr Sainagendra Persad Kadiyala from Jamaica, arrives in Barbados tonight from Kingston.

“The autopsy will hopefully be done on Monday,” the senior police official added.

The process was started by the QEH’s Clinical Pathologist Dr Stephen Jones on May 18.  However, about an hour and a half into the procedure, it was halted as officials thought it necessary to employ the services of someone with forensic expertise.

Shemar was found hanging in the yard of the house he shared with his mother Julianne Weekes and seven-year-old brother Shaquon on May 14.

4 Responses to Pathologist due in from Jamaica

  1. Veronica A. Piggott
    Veronica A. Piggott May 30, 2015 at 1:31 am

    I hope all is well, this is questionable, it has to be something that does not seem to add up

  2. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley May 30, 2015 at 3:38 am

    A ridiculous wait for a forensic report to start

  3. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley May 30, 2015 at 3:55 am

    WHEN ever I SEE THIS POST it hurts my heart…How much longer before the verdict … and this poor boy’s soul is put to rest in peace.

  4. Tony Waterman May 30, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    I don’t see it as questionable, except for the fact that it was all done the wrong way from the start.
    First, the Police has NO right being involved in an Autopsy, except for handing the Pathologist a list of things that they are interested in, after that they should have NOTHING to do with that Examination until the Report is handed to them. in this way there is no TAINTING of the results of the Autopsy, or no appearance of tainting being done.
    at least that’s how it is done Internationally, as long as a Body is Handed over to the Coroner after the preliminary Police Investigation that Body is the SOLE property of the Coroner’s Office, and NO ONE has the RIGHT to interfere with that Coroners Investigation. except to hand the Coroner their List of things that they are Primarily Interested in to complete their Investigation. (whether charges will be laid etc)
    Lets hop that this Coroner was properly Invited to do the Examination, and that She/He will arrive as stated, and complete the Examination.


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