Thursday 26 November, 2020

2 more women in police custody over teen beating; retain Champagnie

Kaylan Dowdie

Kaylan Dowdie

Two of the four women listed as persons of interest related to the beating of a female teenager at an illegal party on November 7 have surrendered themselves into the custody of the police. 

The pair turned themselves in on Tuesday afternoon after their names were published as persons of interest in the severe beating of 17-year-old Kaylan Dowdie that left her in a coma. They have retained prominent Queen's Counsel Peter Champagnie, who contacted the Grants Pen Police Station and arrangements were formally made for them to turn themselves in.

"They are prepared to give their full co-operation to the investigation. The moment that it came to their attention that they were persons of interest, they retained my services and we are here now at the police station," Champagnie confirmed to Loop News.  

The incident has attracted considerable media attention. 

Members of the entertainment industry such as Spice, Shaniel Muir, Tony Matterhorn and Ce’cile have denounced the violent act that left Dowdie on a life support machine. One of the women is is alleged to have hit Dowdie in the head with a Hennessy bottle. 

A statement from the police on Friday revealed that two other women, aged 33 and 26, turned themselves in to the police and were being interviewed by investigators.

The police continue to search for two more women, who were said to have participated in the fight.

Loop News will have more on this story as it breaks. 

---Claude Mills

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