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Clarendon woman accused of stabbing her 18-month old child to death

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2015 | 3:14 PMShanique Samuels

Residents of the Lesterfield community in North Clarendon are baffled as to why a 24-year-old woman accused of killing her baby would have done so. 

The woman is alleged to have taken the 18-month-old toddler, Jay Nelson, into a nearby coffee field, stabbed her several times, then took the body home and left it in the kitchen.

The child's grandmother was distraught.

She said she only learnt of the incident when she saw police and a crowd of residents gathering in her yard.

"She (the mother) loved the child, and I don't know what happen why she did that," the grandmother said.

According to the grandmother, her daughter had some challenges but she did not elaborate.

Clive Mundle, councillor/caretaker for the Frankfield division said the community is also puzzled.

"It means maybe her (the mother's) state of mind is not stable so we need to just rally around the family so that we can overcome this," he said.

The police said the accused woman has since been admitted to hospital.