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Cops want victim statement in Dowdie beating

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:02 AM
Kaylan Dowdie
Kaylan Dowdie

The police want to collect a statement from 17-year-old Kaylan Dowdie who was beaten within an inch of her life last November and is currently on life support.

On Wednesday when the matter was mentioned in the Corporate Area Parish Court, the investigating officer indicated that the police are monitoring the teenager’s condition.

Consequently, another mention date was set for July 15 and bail for the five women accused of battering Dowdie was extended.

The accused, 22-year-old waitress Timone Williams; 33-year-old Nadine Aldridge, who is unemployed; 28-year-old call centre representative Schakenna McLeod; 26-year-old sales rep Crysian Lewis; and 45-year-old labourer Yoland Vassell are all charged with wounding with intent and unlawful wounding.

The past student of Papine High School was reportedly attacked and battered by a group of women on Saturday, November 7 at an illegal party in Barbican, St Andrew.

She was allegedly beaten, kicked, and stabbed in the neck.

Dowdie, who was unconscious and had to be fitted with a pacemaker, was reportedly attacked after being accused of staring at one of the women at the party.

Aldridge is represented by attorney-at-law Samoi Campbell, while Shamar Hanson is the lawyer for McLeod.

Attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie, QC, and Richard Lynch represent Vassell and Lewis, respectively.