12-y-o boy charged for allegedly stabbing 13-y-o girl
PORTLAND, Jamaica – A 12-year-old boy from Hope Bay in Portland has been charged with wounding with intent following the stabbing of a 13-year-old girl in his community on Wednesday.
Reports from the Hope Bay police are that about 11:00 am, the boy allegedly attacked a 13-year-old girl with a machete; an adult intervened and disarmed the boy. The child then reportedly went to retrieve a knife,which he used to stab the girl in her back.
The police were summoned and the teenage girl was taken to hospital, where she is being treated.
The boy was arrested and subsequently charged. His court date is being arranged.