Grandpa in court for baby’s death

Winston Jerricho Cudjoe leaves the Siparia Magistrates' Court
Winston Jerricho Cudjoe leaves the Siparia Magistrates’ Court

PORT OF SPAIN – Winston Jerricho Cudjoe appeared in the Siparia Magistrates’ Court today charged with manslaughter, in the death of his 17-month-old grandson Jaedon Cudjoe.

Baby Jaedon was found dead in the back seat of Cudjoe’s car parked on the compound of his workplace at Petrotrin’s Clarke Road Penal Facility last week Tuesday.

Police said that the child was forgotten in the vehicle for more than eight hours, and an autopsy found that he died from hyperthermia due to the extreme heat.

Cudjoe, 65, of Penal Rock Road, had been in police custody since discovering the infant, but released last Friday night after being grated $200,000 bail, shortly after he was charged on the instructions of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

He attended Baby Jaedon’s funeral the following day.

Today, Cudjoe appeared before Siparia Magistrate Joanne Connor where the manslaughter charge was read. In court were Cudjoe’s son Fergus and daughter-in-law Masika, the parents of baby Jaedon.

Cudjoe, an electrical supervisor with Petrotrin, was allowed to continue on bail. The case was adjourned to June 15. The court was told that a state attorney will be appointed to prosecute Cudjoe.

Source: Trinidad Express

9 Responses to Grandpa in court for baby’s death

  1. Heidi Alleyne
    Heidi Alleyne May 19, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Very sad set of circumstances.

    Reply
  2. Lynda Bonnett
    Lynda Bonnett May 19, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Sad sad sad

    Reply
  3. Staf Callen
    Staf Callen May 19, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Terrible mistake….very sad

    Reply
  4. Kyla Danis
    Kyla Danis May 19, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    There is no legal punishment he could suffer that would be worse than what he’s already enduring. Sad tragedy.

    Reply
    • Dolores Huard May 19, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      Totally agree with you Kyla!

      Reply
  5. Adrian M Chase
    Adrian M Chase May 19, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Geez

    Reply
  6. Matie Siew
    Matie Siew May 19, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    He is already suffering he love that child so much there is no way he will do such thing .please give him that opportunity to Greave home.not in a jail

    Reply
  7. Gennene Shurland
    Gennene Shurland May 19, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    So sad

    Reply
  8. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer May 19, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    he will die with his guilt…this is so sad.

    Reply

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