News

Mom kills baby

11-month-old boy chopped to death

Friday, January 11, 2013    

Print this page Email A Friend!


A mother chopped her 11-month-old son to death in Annotto Bay, St Mary yesterday then turned herself over to the police in a bizarre case of infanticide that shocked the country.

Police did not name the mother, who is now in custody pending further investigations. However, they identified the baby as Lindon Madison.

Yesterday, the Jamaica Observer was told that the mother was transferred from the Annotto Bay Police Station to the Castleton Police Station which houses female prisoners in that parish.

The macabre incident occurred at the woman's home on Fort George Road, near Annotto Bay Primary School at about 6:30 am.

The woman lived with the child's father.

Police report that she arrived at the station about 7:30 am and told them that she had killed her baby. The police accompanied her to the house where the baby was found with multiple chop wounds. His head was almost severed.

The baby, who would have had his first birthday next week, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

ADVERTISEMENT

POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

 

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

Will the new Police Commissioner make a difference in reducing Jamaica's high crime rate?
Yes
No


View Results »


ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT