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CCB ‘didn’t help’ Shemar

ANTOINETTE CONNELL, [email protected]

CCB ‘didn’t help’ Shemar

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THE GREAT-AUNT of 12-year-old Shemar Weekes said she gave up after reporting his abuse to the Child Care Board (CCB) in March 2013 and getting no action.

Clarista “Mabel” Daniel said she had heard Julieanne Weekes, her sister Jennifer’s daughter, cursing Shemar and heard complaints from the child and neighbours about the mother’s beatings. bloc-inquest

Daniel was testifying before Coroner Manila Renee on Monday as she continued the inquest into the circumstances of Shemar’s death on May 14, 2015, when he was reportedly found hanging in the back of his home at Fryers Well, Checker Hall, St Lucy.

Shemar at one point lived with his mother at Lowther’s Hill, Christ Church, in the house which Daniel helped to rebuild for her sister. However, Daniel did not get along with Julieanne because she was always “ranting and raving”. Neighbours had called her to say that Julieanne had beaten Shemar so badly, he ran over to one of them, so she warned Julieanne that she would call in the CCB. (AC)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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