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Jahan’s file remains open

Investigators are still questioning people in connection with the June 29 mysterious death of six-year-old Jahan King, formerly of Jackson in St Michael. Acting crime chief Assistant Commissioner Livingstone Eversley told Barbados TODAY this afternoon lawmen have been questioning a number of people in relation to King’s death, but have not completed the exercise.

Jahan King

Jahan King

“The investigations are still ongoing,” ACP Eversley said.

The senior police officer had earlier expressed hope the matter would be concluded by the end of last month.

Among those interrogated and released were the boy’s mother Lasonta Gill and her boyfriend Dwayne Marshall with whom King lived.

The boy’s grandmother, Margaret Gill, has claimed that the child was the victim of abuse. Gill had also put blame for the boy’s death squarely at the feet of the state-run Child Care Board (CCB), which she said was made aware of Jahan’s situation, but did nothing to help him.

However, the child’s mother said her son was not a victim of abuse, claiming that the boy suffered an asthma attack before his death.

She said her son was not troublesome, and she never had any reason to beat him, explaining that she often found “minor alternatives” to corporal punishment if he did anything wrong. She also swore she had no reason to believe that her partner abused Jahan. (EJ)

7 Responses to Jahan’s file remains open

  1. Fay Ann
    Fay Ann December 3, 2015 at 3:58 am

    the “adults” who murdered this sweet boy will have a christmas dinner….meanwhile this innocent child is rotting “6” ft under the earth and till now no justice???….let that sink in…

  2. Sandra Mayers
    Sandra Mayers December 3, 2015 at 4:59 am

    Hmmmm but why?

  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce December 3, 2015 at 5:15 am

    ‘Jahan’s file remains open’ what the heck wunna talking about? The file should of never been closed in the first place!
    We want JUSTICE for Johan not Just Ice.

  4. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce December 3, 2015 at 5:16 am
  5. Dianne Barker
    Dianne Barker December 3, 2015 at 5:19 am

    I am happy that the Barbados Today is keeping this story alive. My God how long will it take to get some justice for little Angel.

  6. Diana Cave
    Diana Cave December 3, 2015 at 6:18 am

    So sad his life is gone just so … Never had a chance to… and the criminals that took it , its still free enjoying theirs , and no chargers at all
    I really wonder what kind of justice system really bout here to me bare jokers …..Even Shemar Weekes case also , no one hold accountable for his death either … The good thing about this , their little souls are happily with the Lord … While the perpetrators , that committed those crimes … will rot in hell

  7. dwayne jordan December 4, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Still questioning people,,i wonder who they are questioning,,maybe waiting on Santa Claus and the tooth fairy to question, while this kid dead and gone, Christ!!! These people for real man bring chargers already and let a trial begin.


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