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Brave face from machete mom - Absence of social enquiry report delays case

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Though a bit apprehensive, it was a composed and affectionate Doreen Dyer, who told The Gleaner of how hard time away from her children has been since the court ordered that they be separated.

"Mi really feel bad and I miss them a lot! It is the first since them born that we not together, so I really feel it. Usually, they would be around to keep my company or even carry my pressure pills and some water when my pressure raise," she said at yesterday's appearance at the Morant Bay Parish Court.

Dyer ignited national fury last year following an expletive-laced video that circulated on social media which showed her beating her teen daughter violently with a cutlass.

Though the 44-year-old mother could be seen going around the courtyard, greeting family members and other supporters, a certain sadness lingered in her eyes as she looked at her daughter, who was behind her every step of the way, offering a hug or other intimate gestures, including touches to the face and head.