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CPA Statement On Recent Tragic Death Of Young Queenette

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA – At the Child Protection Authority, our hearts always hurt to learn of the death of a child, especially at the hand of another minor or young person.

In instances like these, everyone is affected; families, communities and members of society, on a whole, mourn not only the loss of life of one but the loss of freedom of the other. While no words we express can undo this tragedy or decrease the pain, we are committed to continue advocating against all forms of abuse affecting our children and youth.

As signatories to the Convention of the Rights of the Child, every citizen must understand that life is a fundamental right that is to be respected and protected. We therefore, urge all to work together to support the protection, rather than the destruction, of our nation’s children.

 

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The 20 year old accused, charged in the murder of 16 years old Queenette Johnson, has been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prisons at Richmond Hill.

Randy John, Construction Worker of Epping Forest, St. David appeared at the St. David Magistrate’s Court on Monday 29th October, 2018, charged with capital murder.

John is due to return to Court on November 23rd 2018.

The sixteen year old’s partially decomposed body was found on October 25th underneath a house at Charlotte vale.

An autopsy conducted on the remains of Johnson on Sunday 28th October, 2018 revealed she died as a result of asphyxiation.

She is believed to have died sometime between October 19th and 20th.

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