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Father ‘made suicide threat’

TAMEISHA SOBERS, [email protected]

Father ‘made suicide threat’

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A SALON OWNER told the District “A” Magistrates’ Court that she witnessed a hysterical father threatening to take his life after discovering his son was dead in his car.

Kelly Trotman, proprietor of Diva Hair World Salon, in Villa Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael, was testifying when the trial of Dave Anthony Searles resumed last Thursday.

Searles, 43, of Cemetery Lane, St Peter, was charged under Section 5(1) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Act that, having custody of Ethan Searles, a child under 16 years, he wilfully exposed the five-month-old in a manner likely to cause injury to his health. The incident occurred on December 5, 2012.

When the trial began on July 19, two police photographers from the Forensic Scenes of Crime Unit testified. (TKS)

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