Linden student still hospitalised, Police to seek legal advice


Fifteen-year-old Shashamani Williams remains hospitalised at the Intensive Care Unit of the McKenzie Linden Hospital.

She is still unable to eat, walk or do anything for herself.

Williams was stabbed to her lower back by another student on Thursday last during a fight with another student.

She sustained severe injuries to her diaphragm, muscles and tendons, her left lung, spleen and her stomach.

Her brother, Rashibo Williams told the News Room that she is in a stable condition and seems to be recovering.

When contacted Regional Commander Hugh Winter told the News Room, the file is being prepared to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice in the incident involving two sisters – ages 13 and 15 – who were arrested for brutally stabbing Williams.

The 15-year-old suspect will remain in Police custody until the DPP advises the Police while the 13-year-old was released on Saturday on her own recognizance.

Williams was stabbed at about 15:00hrs outside of the Linden Foundation Secondary School.

The incident was recorded and shared on social media. In the video, students of the secondary school were seen cheering as the fight occurred and even collecting monies from other students who were betting.

Williams and the 13-year-old suspect fought over what one of them deemed “disrespect” for the other.

Just over a minute into the fight, another student who is believed to be the 15-year-old sister of the younger girl approached Williams and stabbed her to her lower back with a hunting knife before fleeing the scene.

Williams was left with the knife protruding as persons urged her not to pull it out.

As she pleaded for someone to take her to the hospital, a woman was able to stop a car and she was rushed to the Linden Hospital.

Meanwhile, her mother Dane Lyte is calling her justice and wants those responsible to face the full penalty.

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