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Guyana: Remorseful mother charged with 3 year-old son’s murder

A REMORSEFUL mother of two who allegedly killed her three-year-old son last Saturday has been charged with murder and appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh at the Cove and John Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old mother of two, Brenda Ferreira, was not required to plead to the indictable charge. She was unrepresented and the court has ordered that she undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

The evaluation report is expected to be submitted to the court when she returns on September 12, 2018.

The housewife is accused of stabbing her three-year-old son Ramdeo Ferreira to death.
He was found in a bloodied state on a bed in the family’s wooden shack at their Foulis, Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) home.

Neighbours said the suspect, who was armed with a knife, was seen chasing Ramdeo in the yard. Minutes later, ranks attached to the Enmore Police Outpost responded to a report that she had stabbed the toddler.

The mother of two had related that she had a dream that she was going to die and she did not want to leave Ramdeo behind, since he was her favourite child. It has also been reported that Ferreira is several months pregnant and concerns have been raised as to how the child will be raised.

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