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Five women charged for beating teen to apply for bail next month

A bail application is to be made next month for the five women who have been charged in relation to the alleged beating of 17-year-old Kaylan Dowdie along Barbican Road in St Andrew earlier this month.

The case against the accused women was heard in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday, and they were remanded in custody.

Charged with wounding with intent and unlawful wounding are:

• 28-year-old Shakeema McLead, otherwise called ‘Keema’,

• 33-year-old Nadine Aldridge,

• 45-year-old Yoland Vassell,

• 22-year-old Timone Williams, otherwise called ‘Rusty’,

• 26-year-old Casiann Lewis, otherwise called ‘Chrissy’.

All five accused women are of Barbican Road, St Andrew addresses.

Queen’s Counsel Peter Champagnie, who is one of the defence attorneys in the case, released a video declaring that he has been presented with the statements in the matter.

“This morning (Wednesday) we were served with the statements in the matter, and we will have to take some time to make an assessment of the file and prepare properly for the application for bail,” he told one876News.

The bail hearing is set for December 9.

Reports are that on Saturday, November 9 at about 11:30 pm, the now injured teen and McLead had an argument that developed into a brawl, which Aldridge, Vassell, Williams and Lewis joined.

The now complainant was subsequently beaten until she was unconscious.

She was taken to a hospital, where she was admitted in serious condition.

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