Legal Aid for woman accused of stealing baby


December 15, 2016
The one-day-old baby girl who was abducted from the University Hospital of the West Indies.

Lorna Williams, the St Andrew woman charged with stealing a baby from the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), has been assigned a legal aid lawyer.

Attorney-at-law Carol Dacosta said on Wednesday that she has been assigned to represent Williams, 41, by the Legal Aid Council.

The council administers a legal aid scheme which provides legal assistance for citizens who cannot afford lawyers.

Williams is accused of stealing one-day-old Danisha Maxwell from the UHWI last Friday.

She was booked to appear in court on Wednesday but was a no-show.

Dacosta said that the wait for her client to appear before the court is too long. She said that Williams should have been brought before the court within 48 hours of being charged.

Williams, who was charged on Saturday, is now scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday.