A State attorney is yet to be appointed to prosecute Candice Johnson, the young mother accused of unlawful killing of her two-year-old daughter Aliyah, in April. Yesterday, Johnson, 20, reappeared in the Siparia Magistrate's Court before Justice of the Peace Geeta Singh in the First?Court. She is on $75,000 bail and is charged with manslaughter.
It is alleged that Johnson, of San Francique, Penal, cuffed her daughter in her belly on April 8 (Easter Sunday). The incident is alleged to have taken place in a downstairs room of a house at Maria David Trace. The child was pronounced dead later in the night at the Siparia Health Centre. Sgt Stephen Ragbir of the Penal Police Station charged Johnson. Her attorney Ramnarine Soorjansingh and Ragbir were in court yesterday. Police prosecutor Sgt Angus Harry told the court a state attorney was yet to be appointed in the matter. Johnson will reappear in court on November 6.