No charges so far against ‘machete beating mom’

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THE 44-year-old mother who was seen in a video circulated on social media hitting her daughter with a machete has not yet been charged but was still in police custody last night.

Hours after the video began circulating on social media, the constabulary’s Corporate Communication Unit (CCU) reported that the mother was taken into custody. It said the incident took place last November.

Yesterday, Superintendent Beau Rigabe told the Jamaica Observer that the mother was not yet charged.

The video, which has gone viral, showed the woman, dressed only in her underwear, hitting the girl with a machete, while using expletives.

A dog that came between the woman and the girl was spared as the woman also slapped it with the machete.

On Sunday, when news broke that the mother of three was in custody, a crowd gathered at the Bath Police Station where she was being held. She was subsequently transferred to Morant Bay Police Station.

The child was released to the custody of her aunt who lives in the same yard where the beating took place.

 

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