August 18, 2016 3:16 pm

Mother charged over death of her baby

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Christopher Pryde, has sanctioned charges against a 19-year-old mother for the death of her baby in July last year. Alesi Keretu of Varielobo Village, Navosa, is charged with one count of manslaughter arising from breach of duties contrary to section 240 and 241 (2) of the Crimes Decree 2009. […]

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Christopher Pryde, has sanctioned charges against a 19-year-old mother for the death of her baby in July last year.

Alesi Keretu of Varielobo Village, Navosa, is charged with one count of manslaughter arising from breach of duties contrary to section 240 and 241 (2) of the Crimes Decree 2009.

She is also charged with one count of failing to register a death contrary to sections 11 and 30 of the Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Act.

She will be produced at the Sigatoka Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.