Guyana police have said the secondary school girl who allegedly caused the death of 19 of her schoolmates when she set on fire the dormitory of the Mahdia Secondary School last Monday, will be charged with murder.
Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Assistant Police Commissioner Wendell Blanhum, said the department arrived at this decision following legal advice.
The girl, who is said to be older than 14-years-old, would be charged as an adult, although Guyana’s juvenile law prohibits the naming of accused or convicted children.
DNA results of the unrecognised remains of the deceased students have since been returned, confirming their identities.
Source: CANA News