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Felicia Chen’s Guilty Plea Rejected Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00

Felicia Chen 23, who is accused of drowning 3 of her 4 children at Belizean beach, appeared in Supreme Court on Wednesday, June 18. She appeared before Justice Troadio John Gonzalez where upon hearing her charge of 3 counts of murder, pleaded guilty.

She was unrepresented when she appeared in court and Justice Gonzalez did not accept her plea. He instead traversed her case to the next session of the Supreme Court which is set to commence on October 7, 2014.

In court, Chen told Justice Traodio Gonzalez that her attorney is attorney Antoinette Moore who has been appointed as a temporary judge with the Supreme Court and who is now posted at the Southern Region of the Supreme Court in Dangriga doing cases in that jurisdiction.

 Sources tell us that Chen says she had retained Moore, who has been paid to represent her in her trial.

  But the appointment now of Moore as a judge, could and may cause a conflict of interest so it is yet to be seen if Chen will have to retain the service of another attorney to defend her in her murder trial.

  Judge Gonzalez has advised her to retain another attorney.

  Felicia Chen at the age of 22, in April 2013, was charged with three counts of murder of 3 of her 4 young children, two girls and a boy. She was initially deemed to be emotionally unstable after allegations arose that she took her 4 children to Belizean beach at mile 3 on the George Price Highway and killed three of them by drowning. The fourth child, a girl, managed to escape from the hideous hands of her mother who also tried to take her life.  The child who was then 6, managed to run off and seek help but when police arrived at the Belizean beach area on Saturday, April 27, 2013, the mother had already taken the life of 3 of her young children.

 We understand that she tried to take her own life too but that was unsuccessful.