Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn, says the 11-year-old Trelawny boy alleged to have killed his 14-year old friend cannot be charged with any crime, including murder.

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Ms. Llewellyn says based on background checks, the child may be deemed in need of care and protection.

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Meanwhile, Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon-Harrison, says the social arm of the state will have to intervene in the case.

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Mrs. Gordon-Harrison says the police will also investigate the circumstances of the child’s death.

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However, she says they’ll have to treat it as a fact-finding mission rather than a murder investigation. The Children’s Advocate says a court may decide to place the 11-year old in another home or make him a ward-of-the-state.

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