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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! If someone in your family dies, what should be the first thing you do after mourning? Well, most people will go about arranging a funeral and a proper burial right? However that seemed like a little too much for a mother from Manzanilla, Trinidad. Instead of arranging a funeral and a proper burial when her newborn baby died she just dumped him in a garbage bin like an empty box of cornflakes [Probably not the best simile to use, but you get what i'm saying?].

According to reports from the Trinidad Express, a three-day-old baby of Manzanilla was found dead in a garbage bag by police Saturday morning. The 21 year old woman who reportedly dumped the baby told police that on Friday around 5 p.m. she fed the baby and placed him on a couch to sleep. She said she went to take a bath and when she returned some ten minutes later, she found the baby dead. She said that she panicked and put the infant in a garbage bag and placed it at the side of John Humphrey Road, James Smart Village, a few feet from her house. The police officers searched the location for a few hours before they found the baby. The woman was taken into custody for questioning at the Sangre Grande CID. She was later taken to Sangre Grande Hospital for examination.


The investigations are still continuing but no charges have been made yet. But if charges are to be made, what will they be? [That's a tough one] The woman was obviously wrong for dumping the baby in the garbage but is it illegal to dump a dead body if it was not associated with murder? The woman seemingly didn't kill the baby so she can't get charged for murder. Another thing to consider is that the woman did report the situation to the police so does that mean she'll get let off the hook for informing the police? To be honest, I really don't know. She was young and didn't know how to handle the situation but that's not an excuse for negligence in the real world though. The body was taken to the Forensic Science Centre in St James for an autopsy so maybe after the autopsy more information can be presented to give more light on the situation. But until then, don't forget that my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.