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18-y-o woman charged with cruelty to a child following deadly house fire

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 2:17 PM

The police have charged an 18-year-old woman in relation to the injury of two children in a house fire in Olympic Gardens, St Andrew earlier this month.

Sanoya Clarke has been charged with cruelty to a child and is to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court tomorrow.

The police say they are awaiting a ruling from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to determine if additional charges will be laid.

One-year-old twins — Juvaughne and Jivaughne Bennett — and three-year-old Krisante Maxwell, died in the fire that destroyed their home on Saturday, January 27.

Three-year-old Tadieke Bennett later died at hospital while being treated.

A fifth child was treated and released. 

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