Sunday, February 18, 2018

Mother ordered to stay away from child

Charged with stabbing daughter...

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charged: Denise Flemming

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A MOTHER who allegedly stabbed her nine-year-old daughter Aaliyah Flemming multiple times at their home in Penal last week was yesterday ordered by a magistrate to stay away from the child.

Scores of people waited outside the Siparia Magistrates' Court yesterday to catch a glimpse of Denise Flemming who allegedly used a knife to stab the girl in her neck, hand and forehead last Tuesday.

As Flemming was being led out the courtroom, several onlookers shouted, "Why you hiding your face for? Show your face." Flemming hid her face with a white sweater.

Inside the First Court, Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor ordered that Flemming make no contact with the girl who is still a patient at the San Fernando General Hospital. "She is to have no interaction with the child," Connor said.

Flemming was charged with wounding the girl with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. The alleged incident occurred at Quarry Road, Morne Diablo, Penal, one week ago.

The charge was laid indictably by PC Rocke. Flemming, 31, was not called upon to plead.

Defence attorney Ramnarine Soorjansingh asked that bail be granted to the self-employed mother who, he said, had no previous convictions.

But while police prosecutor, Acting Insp Trevor Bernard, confirmed this, he said the child was still detained at hospital.

Connor placed Flemming on $70,000 bail and imposed the condition that she not see the girl.She ordered that Flemming return to court on June 17.