HYACINTH CARNEGIE, the mother of the Trelawny teenager who reportedly disposed of her baby in the Stetin community on May 30, was remanded last week after failing to find suitable bail sureties.
Carnegie, who allegedly helped her daughter to dispose of the newborn in a pit latrine, had been told to find alternate living arrangements outside of the Stetin community, before bail would be considered for her. She was taken back into custody until September 20, when her case will again be mentioned.
Carnegie told presiding magistrate Icoline Reid that her relatives were unable to accommodate her.
"I checked with my niece, and her husband said it is not convenient," said Carnegie.
"The best I can do is to offer you bail. Someone has to come and bail you, because I cannot give you bail in your own surety," RM Reid replied.
The court was also told that an order for psychiatric evaluation had only been prepared last Thursday for Carnegie's daughter, who was not at court, and that several documents, including the post-mortem report, had not yet been served on Carnegie's defence council.