Third suspect in court for child’s murder in arson attack


    A third person has been charged and appeared in court over the murder of a six-year-old child and attempted murder of her mother in 2016.

    28-year-old Laventille resident Akeido Edwards has also been charged with arson.

    The charges stem from an incident on Saturday 20th August 2016 when young Parris Griffith’s mother realized her Straker Village house was on fire.

    Police say the mother managed to escape through a hole at the side of the house but could not secure the child’s escape.

    Two other persons were previously charged with this murder – Akil Elder and Ako John.

    All three suspects are from Straker Village.