The mother and step-father of three year-old Nevalesia Campbell who was chopped to death in Orange Hill, Browns Town St. Ann, were denied bail when they appeared in court today.
The brutal murder took place last Sunday.
The mother and stepfather of Nevalesia were charged with breaches of the Child Care and Protection Act.
Yesterday 19-year old Alexus Newland, otherwise called Dal Dal was also charged for murder.
Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, says she’s pleased that charges have been laid in relation to Nevalesia’s death.
It’s understood from today’s in-camera hearing that both twenty-four year old Mahalia Poyser, and her 30-year-old spouse Roy Downs were denied bail for their own safety.
It’s feared that they could be attacked by members of the community.
It’s also understood from initial investigations that the couple left the girl and her brother unattended to attend a local event
Alexus Newland the man accused of the murder was arrested in the community of Orange Hill on Monday after being identified as a person of Interest.
Head of the Area Two Police, Assistant Commissioner Glenford Hudson, says the court date for the accused is being withheld for security reasons.
Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison commended the police on their swift action.
Mrs. Gordon Harrison, says she’s also pleased that the parents are being held culpable.
She’s also commending the government for announcing the restart of the Joint Select Committee of Parliament geared toward amending several acts relating to child and gender based violence.