BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – PRINCE YAHWEH HENRY of St. Peters, the man who was charged with the November 2014 death of his 13-day-old son, was last week found guilty of Manslaughter by unanimous verdict.
According to a police communiqué, Henry was found guilty of the offence on Wednesday (Feb. 5).
A police report had stated that on Sunday, November 23, 2014, Henry was formally arrested and charged for the offence of Murder.
He was “formally arrested and charged for the offence of Murder of Ihailjah Rastafari Kelly, which was committed on 23rd November 2014," the report stated.
Following that charge, he was remanded to HMP.
The report also stated that Henry and his son went missing at midnight on the previous day and a massive search was launched on the following day to locate them.
At that time, this media house was reliably informed that it was the infant’s mother who had made the missing report to the police.
The search, according to the report, had comprised members of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Ross University Island Constables K-9 Division and the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force.
“Police searched Bayford's Mountain and the surrounding areas before locating Prince Yahweh Henry who was not in possession of the missing infant,” the report informed.
It further stated that Henry had admitted to leaving the child in the hills and took police officers to the location.
However, on arrival there, the remains of an infant believed to be that of the missing child were found and the police had taken Henry into custody to assist with their investigation.
This publication had understood that the child’s mother had borne twins, he and his sister, and they were delivered by Henry who claimed that he saw a demon in the child, which might had led to his demise.
SKNVibes had also understood that the flesh from certain parts of the infant’s body was missing, seemingly eaten or cut to the bone.
According to a police press release on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, Henry’s murder charge was subsequently changed to manslaughter and he was bailed in the sum of EC$100,000, having spent in excess of 20 months on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP).
Henry is currently remanded at HMP awaiting his sentencing hearing, which is scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020.