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Trinidad & Tobago: Amy Annamunthodo’s alleged killer wins appeal 15 years later

The man who was convicted of murdering four-year-old Amy Emily Annamunthodo has won his appeal against the State.

Marlon King was charged on May 17, 2006, for the killing which occurred two days prior.

On May 15, 2006, the child was rushed to the San Fernando General Hospital by her mother Anita Annamunthodo.

A doctor working at the facility noted extensive injuries throughout the child’s body including multiple bruises as well as cigarette burns to Amy’s chest, abdomen, back and genitals. She was already dead.

King, who lived with the girl and her mother at Ste Madeline Road, Marabella, was found guilty on March 1, 2012, and was sentenced to death by former President Anthony Carmona.

The matter was brought to a close with the assistance of the State’s main witness Anthony Rocke who claimed he observed the accused punch the child between 20 and 30 times to the stomach while she hung from a cloth tied to a door ledge and attached to her hair. Rocke was a neighbour who visited the family often.

Another witness, King’s ex-wife Lou-Ann Davis, told the court that during her relationship she was beaten and sexually assaulted by her ex in the presence of their children. This evidence was also considered by the jury.

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