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Mother charged with death of her six-month-old child

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Almost one year after six-month-old Carlson Baptiste perished in a fire at Rabacca, his mother has been charged with causing his death.{{more}}

Vanesha Baptiste, 20, vendor of Rabacca, was released on $20,000 bail after she appeared at the Serious Offences Court on Monday.

It is alleged that Baptiste left the deceased and his two-year-old brother Keavin in the care of two men at a neighbour’s house, while she went into Georgetown to pick up something to eat on the night of August 17, 2011.

When she returned, the house that her children had been sleeping in had burned down. Keavin had managed to escape.

Baptiste was ordered to surrender all travel documents and report to the Georgetown police station on Mondays and Fridays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The matter is adjourned to January 4, 2013.

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