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March 10, 2014
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Man accused of killing 8-y-o gets lawyer
Deon Green, STAR Writer

An attorney has been found to represent Tristan Shannon, the man charged with last month's killing of eight-year-old Celeena Headman in Top Hill, St Thomas.

Shannon, 20, has been without an attorney since he was ordered remanded until March 24 when he appeared in court on February 20.

The police say there are no other suspects in the case.

stress-related illness

Meanwhile, Shannon's mother has died according to reports reaching The Star. The time and circumstances surrounding her death were not clear at this time, but the Morant Bay police have ruled out foul play. They theorise, that she may have died from a stress-related illness.

The mother had fled her community after residents allegedly destroyed her house following the killing of Celeena.

The body of the child was found in bushes in her community on February 3. Her hands were bound and her throat had been slashed three times. Celeena had gone to a nearby shop to purchase meat but did not return.

Celeena's teacher at Whitehall Primary said the dead child would have probably been alive had she been in school that day.

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