Mother charged for abandoning her children Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 September 2013 00:00

Shanel RobinsonOn Friday, August 30th, 25-year-old Shanel Robinson, a domestic of a Cannon Dale Drive apartment address in Belize City appeared in Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Leslie Hamilton to answer to two charges of child abandonment.

No plea was taken from her as the court prosecutor was not certain if the matter will be dealt with on indictment or summarily. She was then offered bail in the sum of 1 thousand dollars plus one surety of the same amount.

Allegations are that on Thursday, August 29, she left two of her two children, both under the age of 7 at apartment #7, at Canon Dale Drive to the extent that she allowed that they be injured.

On that day a fire broke out at apartment #7 on Canon Dale Drive where the two young children were inside. Reports are that their mother locked the apartment and left them inside. When the fire broke out, the children were trapped inside the apartment and unable to come out. They were rescued by a neighbor who manage to kick in the door.

Both children ages 3 and 4 sustained burns to their body but the injuries were not life threatening.