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Mom accused of killing her baby gets trial date

A woman will stand trial next June over the murder of her daughter after a jury yesterday found that she was fit to stand trial.

Phillipa Marshall, 40, was charged with the murder of one–year-old Philicia Marshall following her release from the state-run mental health hospital.

She continued outpatient treatment with psychiatrist Dr. Kirk Christie, who testified on Tuesday that based on his most recent assessment Marshall was fit to plead and participate in her trial.

Prosecutors say that the mother of three set her baby afire at her Faith Gardens home after hearing voices on December 28, 2017.

The baby died in hospital on February 14.

Justice Bernard Turner commenced a competency hearing after Marshall’s lawyer, Bjorn Ferguson, questioned whether she was fit to stand trial.

Turner empaneled a jury and the Crown called medical experts to testify.

Based on the jury’s finding, Turner fixed Marshall’s trial for June 17, 2019.

She remains on $10,000 bail.

Randolph Dames appeared for the Crown.


Artesia Davis

Senior Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
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