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May 5, 2014
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10-y-o accused of stabbing baby needs medical help

Detectives probing the case in which a two-year-old baby was stabbed in St Thomas last Wednesday are now seeking medical assistance for the 10-year-old accused of inflicting the wounds.

Reports reaching The Star are that after detectives met with the accused child and his mother on Thursday it was decided that a psychological assessment needs to be done.

It is further understood that the 10-year-old has been a difficult child at home and at school and there are suspicions that he may be suffering from some psychological problem. There have been reports that the accused boy has had a history of violent confrontations with other children.

Meanwhile, medical personnel told The Star that the baby underwent emergency surgery at the Bustamante Hospital for Children on Wednesday night after being transferred from the Princess Margaret Hospital and that he was now recovering in a stable condition.

The baby was reportedly found by a man on a play field at Land Top in Port Morant about 3 p.m. on Wednesday with stab wounds to the chest, abdomen and on the hand.

It understood that the baby was at home with family members when he went to play outside. It is further alleged that the 10-year-old lured the baby to the playing field and inflicted the stab wounds. It is also understood that the 10-year-old told the police what might have happened.

- D.G.

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