Jahan King report pending

Nearly five months after six-year-old Jahan King died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in mysterious circumstances, police investigators are hoping to bring closure to his case by month-end.

Jahan King
Jahan King

“We are still investigating that [death] and we are hoping by this month to conclude [our investigations],” the Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police responsible for Crime Management and Investigations, Livingstone Eversley, told Barbados TODAY this afternoon.

Jahan passed away in the early hours of Monday, June 29 at the QEH after being taken there by ambulance. Police later questioned and released his mother Lasonta Gill and her boyfriend Dwayne Marshall in connection with his death.

However, Jahan’s grandmother Margaret Gill has laid blame at the feet of the Child Care Board (CCB), saying she had made several reports to the organisation about the treatment of the child.  She listed broken fingers, an injury to the eye, a burst mouth and bruises about the body.

Following a public outcry, with some people accusing the CCB of not doing its job, chairman Ken Knight issued a statement saying a full review was being conducted into its handling of the case.

Knight while expressing condolences to the family, acknowledged the CCB had received reports of injuries to the child and officers had been investigating.

6 Responses to Jahan King report pending

  1. Lucinda Katrina McSinister
    Lucinda Katrina McSinister November 5, 2015 at 9:29 am

    As long as the CCB is involved in this there will be no justice.

  2. Hope Bless
    Hope Bless November 5, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Its time some one get lock up for this child this please don’t let this get put under the table

  3. Susie Clarke
    Susie Clarke November 5, 2015 at 11:51 am

    And the step dad hiding out in an apt in Charles Rowe bridge st george

  4. Ormond Mayers November 5, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    It is time to dismantle the Child Care Board and establish in the Police Force A Child Protection Unit, manned by well train Officers, responsible for investigating all reports of abuse against children.

    In addition, we need drastic laws to deal with parents and adults who believe they can abuse children with impunity.

    The matter of child abuse is extremely serious , to be taken lightly.

  5. resha November 5, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    This same Dwayne Marshall added me in Fb pretending you be someone else with his Fb pictures shows who he is. I have my 2 children and I’ll never let a monster around them. He and the mother wants hanging.

  6. Bostonian November 5, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    It’s about time some adult held responsible for this child death it’s damn shame I hope the grandmother continue looking for justice for this child


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