Woman stabbed by 9-year-old girl
A nine-year-old girl was hauled before the court last Tuesday for stabbing a 22-year-old woman on her arm.
The child was determined to be in need of care and protection. The juvenile appeared alongside her mother, Andralin Codogon, who was charged with aiding and abetting unlawful wounding.
On Tuesday when they appeared, RM Judith Pusey asked the complainant what happened and she said: “I was standing at the basic school and the mother was fighting with a gang and I just see the little girl run up on me and stab me, boom! And ran off.”
RM Pusey asked the child why she had stabbed the complainant and she said she did it because the complainant hit her on both of her arms and punched her in her mouth.
But while the child was answering, the complainant stood with a look of surprise on her face saying: “Me lick you?!”
The child insisted that she did.
The complainant then told the court that the little girl has been terrorising her.
“Everytime she si mi she a trouble mi. From mi pregnant this little girl has been troubling me,” she said.
The complainant said the juvenile told her on one occasion, “Mi waan yuh run up inna me.”
“An’ mi affi ask her if mi and har a tek di same man,” the complainant then added.
However, she was quickly scolded by the magistrate.
“You need to grow up, you can’t use that language before a little child,” RM Pusey told her.
The magistrate then told the court: “All the children should be taken from that environment.”
Codogon then attempted to speak but was silenced by RM Pusey, who told her: “I don’t want to hear anything because if you’re raising your child and she can behave like that, she is in urgent need of care and protection.”
The magistrate then questioned where the child had got the knife.
The complainant said: “Her sister was fighting my babyfather and the knife drop from her and she tek it up and run come and stab mi.”
The little girl then started to cry and told the court that the complainant was telling lies on her.
The juvenile said that the complainant’s boyfriend had been cursing her and using indecent language to her and told her if she came before him he was going to drop her on her head and she went and told her sister.
The child’s case was subsequently transferred to the Children’s Court for mention on July 31, while the mother’s bail was extended for her to return to court on September 2, after she denied helping her daughter to cut the complainant.
Earlier in the case, RM Pusey unleashed her wrath on the police for charging the child with being in need of care and protection and for bringing her before the court.
According to her, the child should be charged, but not for that offence, and should have been taken before the Children’s Court.
“When I raise eternal hell I seem like I’m a troublemaker. I don’t want any little pickney in here!” she said.
“Tell them I don’t want them up here,” RM Pusey said. “You’re mashing up our children and expect them to turn out to be saints. As long as she live she will never forget this.”