Two arrested for Jahan’s death

Police have arrested and jointly charged 35-year-old Dwayne Alistair Marshall and Lasonta Katrina Gill, 26, of Belfield, Jackson, St. Michael with the offence of manslaughter, in relation to the death of six-year-old Jahan King, formerly of the same address.

Lasonta Gill is the mother of Jahan King.
Lasonta Gill is the mother of Jahan King.

Their arrest, which comes almost ten months after Jahan’s death, follows numerous calls from Jahan’s grandmother, Margaret Gill, for justice for the former student of Lawrence T Gay Memorial School who died on June 29.

Margaret Gill is full of anger, frustration and pain.
Margaret Gill is full of anger, frustration and pain.

 

A criminal investigation was launched in August, with acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith confirming that Jahan died as a result of chest trauma.

Jahan’s death shocked the country and led to the Child Care Board (CCB) issuing a statement acknowledging that they had received reports of injuries to the child and were in the process of conducting investigations at the time of his passing.

Jahan’s body now rests in the St Leonard’s Cemetery. He was buried on August 21, nearly two months after his death, his mother among the mourners.

His father John King did not make it to his funeral as he was serving time in a Canadian jail.

However King wrote a letter to his deceased son from his jail cell, which was read at the service, sharing feelings of deep regret that he was not there for him, and could not be present to say his last goodbye.

King has since returned to Barbados and has also been calling for justice for Jahan.

 

John King and his foster mother Ena Browne reflecting on the life of Jahan King.
John King and his foster mother Ena Browne reflecting on the life of Jahan King.

 

The police also came in for much criticism over the seemingly slow pace of their probe, however lawmen said they needed to conduct a thorough investigation.

In an interview with Barbados TODAY following Jahan’s death, his mother, Lasonta, denied that her son was a victim of abuse, saying he suffered an asthma attack before his death.

Lasonta Gill and her boyfriend, Dwayne Marshall, will appear in the District A Magistrates Court on Monday to answer to the charge of manslaughter.

 

 

 

70 Responses to Two arrested for Jahan’s death

  1. Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe
    Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe April 23, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    TIME ENOUGH

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  2. Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe
    Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe April 23, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    LOOKA LOOK THERE CHARGE HIS OWN MOTHER…
    Lord as I continue life on ur earth please please don’t let any one harm my babies gifted from u …n I promise u to continue to the very best mother n father to them…n if u sending a man for me I know he won’t be 100% prefect but don’t let it be a monster of a man..

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  3. Tristan John
    Tristan John April 23, 2016 at 8:40 pm
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  4. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain April 23, 2016 at 8:41 pm
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  5. Elmonda Trotman
    Elmonda Trotman April 23, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    It’s about time

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  6. Graham B Bannister
    Graham B Bannister April 23, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    This is so sad.

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  7. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock April 23, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    We on naked departure had advocate, this out come,

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    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 23, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Ray Maycock, please don’t mention that egregious blog with its filthy propaganda in this discussion sir. Barbadians ought to know better than to entertain your liberous brand of journalism, if it can be classified as such.

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    • Rawle Maycock
      Rawle Maycock April 23, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      This section of naked departure, dealt with real senitive issues mark!

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    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 23, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      I know don’t worry because the Attorney General of Barbados, and the US Justice Department has your number baby. Boy I can’t wait for the day to see all you despicable mother f..kers in handcuffs.

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  8. Colette Felix
    Colette Felix April 23, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Is about time

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  9. Dexter Israel
    Dexter Israel April 23, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    sure took dey dam time

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  10. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt April 23, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Wait Pee wee herman trying dis case he d judge ? good pee wee like like kids so dem looking at 75 years

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  11. Sabrina Bonita Maxius
    Sabrina Bonita Maxius April 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    No woman should ever put herself in a position where she has to choose between her child and a man. How can a woman “love” a man so much, that she’s willing to cover up the ugly circumstances surrounding her flesh and blood’s death? How can a woman aid and abet in such a gruesome activity? Lack of self love is a dangerous thing.

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    • Anfaani Henry
      Anfaani Henry April 23, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      i saw her, she seems to have very low self esteem and afraid. wouldnt raise up her head or talk up. those types of women let men come in and do their kids any kind of way, plus he was probably beating she…some women just want a man and make excuses, it’s normal for them. sick…

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  12. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt April 23, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Now fb jury remember to use allege cause none of us no what happen so its allege so if wunna say bout killing someone peewee herman would deal wid wunna so caution its ALLEGE

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    • Wayne P Hoyte
      Wayne P Hoyte April 23, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      The evidence got to be tight

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    • Anfaani Henry
      Anfaani Henry April 23, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      he didn’t kill himself

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    • Lennox Hewitt
      Lennox Hewitt April 24, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Yea we no that but there still gaw be proff that certin people responsible for his death if not 2 people would walk out scoth free

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  13. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock April 23, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Mark you must listen to some of our lived talk shows, before you make a judgment.

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    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 23, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      In what way does it profit me or anyone else to entertain a blog that is bent on libeling the entire Barbadian population?

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    • Rawle Maycock
      Rawle Maycock April 23, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Mark, once again you’re not getting the true pictures of the show and the blog.

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    • Rawle Maycock
      Rawle Maycock April 23, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      I would never be a part of anything that’s about libeling or destroying Bim, iam smarter than that!

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    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 23, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Well Irene from NakedDeparture shoots her atrocious filth from North America, but her days are numbered as far as daylight is concerned.

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    • Rawle Maycock
      Rawle Maycock April 23, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      Mark, there’s another kid, name shamar Weekes, who’s death is also pending.

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    • Rawle Maycock
      Rawle Maycock April 23, 2016 at 9:36 pm

      Her name is sheri, not irene, I’ve posted some of our shows and you can digest them and then give me your honest feedback sir!

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    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 23, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      I don’t care who the hell she is, but one thing is certain, she has been tearing down the little rock with her newly found toy social- media. You think a Jamaican or a Trinidadian would sit around and tear down Jamaica or Trinidad, the way this idiot has done Barbados? Where is her loyalty to country? Where is her patriotism to nation and flag?

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    • Rawle Maycock
      Rawle Maycock April 23, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      Mark one of the things that we must investigate, is fact or fiction.

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    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 23, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      Ok!

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    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 23, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      Rawle Maycock, well you better have your facts correct because people reputation are on the line, and once a reputation has been besmeared, whether fiction or fact, it never regains its authenticity nor does it regains its true resilience.

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  14. Mandy Browne
    Mandy Browne April 23, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Oh dear oh dear help us Lord !

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  15. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd April 23, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Hang Them They Are

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  16. Gailann Rouse
    Gailann Rouse April 23, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Justice for Jahan……continue to rest in peace baby boy

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  17. Andrea BajanfromEaglehall Rock
    Andrea BajanfromEaglehall Rock April 23, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    ABOUT TIME! #JUSTICEFORJAHAN

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  18. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt April 23, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Cause its that 2 get arrested in the kid death in see a thing bout murdering someone

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  19. Nicole Jordan
    Nicole Jordan April 23, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    it’s about time someone was charged for his death, i hope they rot in prison

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  20. Suzette Hinds
    Suzette Hinds April 23, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Thank u jesus

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  21. Paddy Wilson Singal
    Paddy Wilson Singal April 23, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    This is a real wake up call to all women that take a man over their own child. Sad very very sad.

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  22. Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe
    Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe April 23, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    I HOPE THERE FIND A CLOSURE FOR THE OTHER LIL BOY TO!!
    The one that them found hanging

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  23. Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe
    Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe April 23, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    HURT MY BABIES

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  24. Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe
    Christine Carol-ann Ceecee Waithe April 23, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    HURT MY BABIES I WILL GO OFF ON YOU!!!!

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  25. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry April 23, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    as already thought…i saw her on the TV…smh may God deal with she…

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  26. Mark Fenty
    Mark Fenty April 23, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Sabina Bonita Maxius, what what are you talking about? Mothers murder, abandon, abuse and neglect their children regularly.

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  27. Karen Farmer Troulan
    Karen Farmer Troulan April 23, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    RIP little man.. Finally!!!

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  28. Olivia Howard
    Olivia Howard April 23, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Thank God some one is going to prison

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  29. Pat-bb Patricia
    Pat-bb Patricia April 23, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    It is about time, make examples of the two Demons for other Parents, life in Prison.
    CCB want charging too….
    #DeLongestRoadHaveAnEnd
    #JusticeForJahan

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  30. recoanthony April 24, 2016 at 12:08 am

    thank u naked departure for keeping up de pressure, surely something had to give…Lord it sickens me to see what happen to that lad, i hope justice will be serve

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