(CMC) — A teenager has been charged with capital murder following the discovery of the body of a nine-year-old who was missing for close to 72 hours in Grenada.
According to the police, the 17-year-old is scheduled to appear St George’s Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday where it’s expected that he will be remanded.
The police say the teenager has a previous criminal record.
Meanwhile, the death of the nine-year-old student – Ariel Bhola – who would have celebrated her 10th birthday in December, brings to 12 the number of homicides so far this year.
Her death has led to mounting calls for the state to approve the necessary legislation to establish a sex offender’s registry.
On Tuesday during the weekly Cabinet briefings, Acting Social Development Minister Nikolas Steele said that he is in support of such a registry.
Steele said the Child Protection Authority will be provided with the additional resources as the Government looks towards establishing a registry of sex offenders.