08 February 2023 :
A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to death in Trinidad and Tobago for fatally beating his two-year-old son in 2008.
Andre Devon Parris, of St Lucien Road Diego Martin, was sentenced to death on 30 January 2023 by a High Court Judge for the murder of his two-year-old son, Jahiem Roberts, which occurred at their home on 9 December 2008.
According to police reports, the toddler was severely beaten to death at his Diego Martin home at the hands of a male relative.
An autopsy conducted on the child's body revealed he died from a fractured skull.
Parris was arrested and charged with Murder by Inspector Britton-Lawrence who led investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of his son Jahiem Roberts.
The death sentence was handed down to Parris on 30 January 2023 at the Port-of-Spain 12th High Court by Judge Gail Gonzales who adjudicated on the matter.