Micoud man accused of killing daughter pleads not guilty

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Micoud man accused of killing daughter pleads not guilty
Ricardo St. Catherine
Ricardo St. Catherine

Ricardo St. Catherine, who has been on remand since 2006 for murdering his 18-month-old daughter Kayla Camille, pleaded not guilty to the charge when he was arraigned last week.

Disclosure has been ordered in this matter, and St. Catherine, who is from Anse Ger, Micoud, will return to court on March 18, 2013 for case management.  The 32-year-old is represented by Attorney Daasrean Greene and remains on remand.

Kayla was brought to the St. Jude’s Hospital at about 11:55 am on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 by her father. Police said the child was experiencing breathing problems at the time she was taken to the hospital, and died at about 3:30 pm that same day at the hospital.

A post mortem examination revealed that Kayla died of internal bleeding in the brain and abdominal area caused by multiple traumas with a blunt object.

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  1. Wow I remember this lil girl kayla such a pretty lil girl who's life was cut short. I know that the grandmother was the one who came cryin sayin that the dad got irritated with the child and slammed her n stamped on her.

    After reading such comments its fair to say that we weren't there and we cannot judge anyone. Why hate on Ricardo if u don't know him. There are many sides to this story and if we all knew it (which we don't). So what if Kayla's mother has more kids after? Seriously? I think the dad was imprisoned because his daughter was in his care before she died. Let god shed light and allow ther truth to reveal itself.

    Our justice system sucks and I hope in the end it will TRUE JUSTICE prevail.

    R.I.P kayla

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  2. You people sound so uneducated and crass. U say don't judge and in the next sentence u passing judgement. The law of the land and the law of God will prevail, no matter what u say. Shout, scream, curse, swear, abuse, plead, cry, it really ain't matter....perhaps if u have a teeny idea of how the law works and how the legal system operates, you would be still...ummmm ...,y don't all of you start a fund to get Ricardo a good lawyer..... Stop talking uselessly and put some action into place. If you are not willing to do that much....then hush....hush...start praying.... And not just "the our father"....real fasting and praying.....maybe the Great God of heaven will hear ur pleas....I will begin the prayer of intercession and pray for me and all of you and Ricardo...that God will forgive all of us...for all our sins....remember lying, jealousy, murder, adultery, etc are all sin in God's eyes....so my brother, my sister....stop beating false witness....let go of all anger and bitterness...let go and let God...,blessings to you all...,

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  3. To all the people who are commenting on Ricardo's case i would like to ask how fair is it for a mother and grand mother to kill this child and take her to the father's house in the middle of the night knowing that they had already killed the child setting him up because the child grand mother didn't want Ricardo for her daughter because she felt he wasn't good enough for her daughter and also didn't want this child as her grand daughter and frighten Ricardo many times that she would make him pay for getting her daughter pregnant where is the justice in this place for sending an innocent man to prison for a murder he did not commit and the murderer is walking scotch free on the streets of ST.LUCIA!!!!!!!!THIS IS A MAN THAT I KNOW AND WAS IN MY HOME WITH MY 5 KIDS EVERY DAY AND I KNOW FOR A FACT HE DIDN'T KILL THIS CHILD !!!!!!!!!!!! Who is really looking at the real story,who is looking on the other side of this child family. Ask yourselves the question, why would a mother and grand mother kill this child and take her to this young man house at that time of the night.!!!!!!!!!!" NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU SHALL PROSPER, AND EVERY TONGUE WHICH RAISES AGAINST YOU IN JUDGEMENT YOU SHALL CONDEMN.THIS IS THE HERITAGE OF THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD, AND THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS FROM," SAYS THE LORD.

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  4. I grew up with Ricardo and I know for a fact that he didn't kill his daughter.... You St.lucians like to judge people very fast I've known him from since I was I freaking young kid and god alone sees the truth..... Hope you get Free Ricardo!!!!!!

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  5. I even crew up with Ricardo I know he didn't do it!!!!! I hanged out with hike everyday and you st.lucians have to GUTS to say that he should be a parent!!!! To all those who said u should be the parent..... He is a good person I've known him from since u was a young kid!!!!!!

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  6. Don't judge him if u don't know the true story trust me to all those people who are Juding him right now it will come back straight to you in life and he didn't kill his daughter and if he did why the the hell would he take her to the doctor he didn't kill her!!!!!!

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  7. You St. Lucians are rude and indiscreet. You don't know the guy you didn't grow up with him, you have no right to say that things went on inside his house. you don't know a thing about him. Everyone who knows him said right away it's not true, he would never do that. And I know Ricardo long enough. I know he is not guilty. He loved his daughter, he will always love his baby. None of you have the right to say any of that crap you have saying about him. And yes they need lie detectors because for sure that case would have been over by now. The guy deserve to like his life as innocent as he is. You sick bastards just love to ruin peoples good lives because you have no life. It's because of people like you influencing the decisions being made that he is where he is.

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  8. To the well informed...remember y Ricardo's mom ran away from home...remember how both she and the kids used to be beaten up by daddy. He was raised in a violent environment. He may still be suffering from that abuse. To the psychology majors out there...did you know that abused people will more than likely abuse their off springs...let him get the professional help that he needs....don't Bordelias provide psychiatric help to inmates....or maybe it may be a good idea to take a collection from all of you wise people so we can send him to Tapion for some conselling...I pledge $200....come on ...whose next????

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  9. Wow....u all people so bitter and so angry. There is only one judge and that is God. Stop judging, stop slandering and be peaceful. Not one if us making all thesis assumptions knows the truth, except if u were part of the murder...we're u? God will do what is best. Let him who has no sin cast the first stone. Your lies, slander, judging, cursing and lying us on the same level as the murder committed....sin is sin!!!!Stop spreading rumors....Which one if you was at May's bedside? So because she drank and did as many of you drunks did and spoke crap....that makes her a murderer? And which one of you was there when Rosa said the alleged? So because Rosa has three kids...she guiltily...how many men and kids does your sister, cousin, aunty, girlfriend have and for how many men? I don't know Ricardo, so I can't say much...let the courts decide and some if you read a few books, newspapers...go back to school and educate yourselves...ignorance, bad English, bad spelling, ....make
    St Lucia proud....bash me all u want...am the proud sister if May and Aunt to Rosa....they may not be or have been perfect... But I stand by my own...

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  10. Poor Ricardo, some people are just heartless and insensitive. The child's grandmother confessed to killing her before she died. She used to confess openly in the rumshops thatshe would mess him up so that he would never leave the island to take up residence in the u.s.All the preceding comments were written by the same individual. Ricardo The lord knows you are innocent and you will be set free. Why was the child taken to his home by her alcoholic grand mother at 11.p.m. wrapped up in a cloth? she knew what she did and she will never rest in peace.

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  11. This article is all over the place with misinformation. He is not 32, he is certainly not on remand @ bodelais and he sure as hell did not kill his own daughter!!! Someone else DID confess on her ding bed!...but I guess the beast cannot be sentenced, as a dead person cannot be brought before a judge. For you people who are so quick to judge, know the damn facts before you convict an innocent man. Hope you and your family never have to go through what this young man is going through by being punished for a crime someone else commited and clearly confessed to. Locked up for 7 years for something you did not do is absolutely unjust. Go on st.lucia, just make ANYONE pay why don't you?! Who cares about the facts and the truth right? God sees and knows all.

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    • EDITOR: The court mentioned he is on remand. And the police gave us the date of birth. Thank you.

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  12. ricardo was always like that talking to his self quarreling with anything that get him vex so i don't no what ur'll people talking about saying he quarreling with dogs that was always ricardo even before this happened he was like that so don't judge.

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  13. the thing which was ruptured in the child was from the father applying CPR to the child trying and save her life and where was the mother going and look for man and she did not even accompany ricardo his aunty his sister and his mother to the hospital only ricardo's family that was at the hospital helping.when they told roser mother kayla is at the hospital she gave them and old responce she said thats not her business and nor she nor roser went to the hospital

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  14. you people are quick to judge when people don't no the facts.after being in jail for five years from the age of 18 what would this do to somebody the boy was looking disturbed when he came out but he is doing much better working and everything after informing the childs mother about kayla is in the hospital they meet her in the gap she went on her business instead of following them to the hospital .the child's grandmother said she must make him take jail and she did on her dieing bed she sent and call the boys father. the same day ricardo came out the same day she died she was miserable on her dieing bed what goes around comes around unless ricardo didn't come out of jail she would stay and linger on till she died.And that girl should stop making children for a young girl after kayla died she make 3 after kayla so she would have 4 kids at the age of 23 so let the courts decide stop judging.

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  15. Ricardo I feel sorry for you and Rosa my heart goes out to you I remember this day like it was yesterday and it's been 7 years lock him up and wield the doors close....

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    • This guy is not on remand in any cell or BCF like the news said. He is right there on the Anseger road cursing himself and everyone he sees for no reason. Already paying for his crime. Even dogs he taking on when they bark at him.

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  16. i thought we should all be innocent until proven guilty but i guess its the other way round in st lucia

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    • if sum1 kills a family member of urs and da court has no evidence to prove him guilty but u knw for a fact it was him is he still guilty until proven innocent???....

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  17. The baby has eight clots in her head from the guy (her father) hitting her with an object. Her ribs were all broken and something ruptured inside her. And no-one else confessed to killing the baby on any dying bed. Ricardo (her father) killed her and was scheduled to leave the country the next day. Police caught him on the airport.

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    • you mean they set it up cause they knew that he was scheduled to leave next day get your story Stright

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  18. People are here sentencing this man to death, and they do not know the details of the case... sometimes i wish some ppl would just STFU.

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  19. due process,,, let the court decide his guilt or innocence.. i do not know the facts so i can't say much other than somethong must have linked him to the crime ,, but it dosen't mean his gulity ..we won't know untill evidence is given...if his gulity jail to good for mate!

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    • He is already showing signs of his guilt. He will soon be like a dog on the street waking naked. Last night he was just walking on the road cursing no one but himself. BTW, he is not on remand at Bodelais like the news said.

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      • why don't you STFU FE!how is you alone that seeing or hearing him cursing at dogs.... it must be you thats the dog he cursing at.WTF!...DWL

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  20. People don't be too quick to judge. There is more to the story than is being disclosed! it's a case of those with assets taking advantage of the less fortunate. one thing i can assure you that God sees and know all.The culprit confessed on her dying bed and no one is uttering a word about that. This young man's life is still being crippled just because he has no clout. God let your justice prevail!

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  21. Leave him where he is he don't deserve to be on street, 18 months! With a blunt object!! Tell me y u want to give him freedom! Poor little girl, there should be no hearings for ppl like mate! Straight life sentence! Chooooopssss! Am too upset!!!!

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  22. police department needs some lie detectors to prove ppl guilty n throw them in jail with a meal only once a week. teach them a lesson. u not getin fat on the government vat money. disturbing much.

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