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Mentally ill woman escapes prison sentence for killing 2-year-old son

Published:Thursday | December 18, 2014 | 6:49 PM

Jolyn Bryan, Gleaner Writer

MORANT BAY, St Thomas:

A mentally challenged woman who pleaded guilty to killing her two-year-old son in 2010 has escaped being sent to prison.

This afternoon, Justice Evan Brown ruled that 43-year-old Selvalyn Bowen of Albion, St Thomas should serve a non-custodial sentence of three years.

She is also to be placed on probation for that period.

The woman is expected to undergo psychiatric treatment.

Last week, Bown changed her plea to guilty, admitting to killing her two-year-old son, Donald Davis, on March 17, 2010.

The toddler's body was found on a footpath shortly after he and his mother left her father's home.

It is alleged that Bowen used a piece of electrical cord to strangle the child.


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