DPP advises Police to conduct further investigation into stabbing of Linden student


The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has advised the Police to conduct further investigations into the brutal stabbing of a 15-year-old schoolgirl of Linden, Shashamani Williams.

Two sisters were arrested in connection with the incident and while the 13-year-old was released from Police custody on Saturday last on her own recognizance, the Regional Commander Superintendent Hugh Winter told the News Room that the 15-year-old main suspect is still in custody.

The Police will Tuesday file an application to the court to have the 72-hours holding period extended.

The victim still remains hospitalised at the Intensive Care Unit of the McKenzie Linden Hospital.

15-year-old Shashamani Williams (Ministry of Education Photo)

Her brother Rashibo Williams told the News Room that doctors said she is recovering well and is expected to begin eating solid food by Wednesday.

She was stabbed to her lower back on Thursday last during a fight with another student at about 15:00hrs outside of the Linden Foundation Secondary School.

The teen sustained severe injuries to her diaphragm, muscles and tendons, her left lung, spleen and her stomach. Her mother Dane Lyte is calling for justice and wants those responsible to face the full penalty.

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