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Woman to face court today in case of children injured in fire

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Residents of Cockburn Gardens look on as the police carry out investigations at the house where three children lost their lives.

The 18-year-old woman who was arrested following the deaths of three children and the injury of two others in a fire at Booby Drive, Kingston 11, is to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today.

The woman, Sanoya Clarke, was charged with the offence of cruelty to child in relation to the injury of two of the children.

Detectives are awaiting a ruling from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to determine if additional charges will be laid.

One-year-old twins - Juvaughne and Jivaughne Bennett - and three-year-old Krisante Maxwell died in the fire that destroyed their home on Saturday, January 27. Three-year-old Tadieke Bennett later died at hospital while being treated. A fifth child was treated and released.