The mother of four-year-old Milan Ferdinand, Tallicia Jn Baptiste, said she’s pleased that the police have arrested and charged the persons responsible for the death of her son.
Jn Baptiste told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) today that while she believes this should have been done much sooner, she is satisfied that the police conducted a thorough investigation.
The distraught mother said she still cannot come to grips with the fact that her son is dead. Jn Baptiste said yesterday was one of the worse days of her life, because Milan was laid to rest.
She reiterated that her son was just a child and did not deserve the kind of treatment he received under his step-mother and father’s care. But more importantly he did not deserve to die the way he did.
Jn Baptiste said she would like to see that the matter is handled efficiently, now that it is with the judicial system, reiterating that “I want justice for my son.”
Milan’s step-mother Kersharma William Ferdinand was charged with the offences of murder and ill treatment. His father, Marlon Ferdinand, was also charged for the offences of ill treatment, neglect and exposed/abandonment.
A post-mortem examination revealed that Milan died as a result of severe brain damage and head injury due to blunt force trauma. Also noted were multiple blunt force traumas all over the body.