Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014. 10:15 pm CST.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014. AARON HUMES Reporting: Thirty-two year old Odette Lambey, a sales clerk who allegedly lit her stove and put the hand of her 6 year old son in the fire, was charged with grievous harm when she appeared today before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith.
Lambey was released on a bail of $500. Her next court date is December 5.
The incident occurred on Thursday, October 16 at Lambey’s house in the St. Martin de Porres area of Belize City.
The child was given a medico- legal form and he was taken to Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.
The doctor who examined him classified they boy’s injury as grievous harm.
According to court reports, Lambey thought that the sis year old boy was playing with fire while she went to the neighborhood crockery shop.
After the child confessed to playing with fire, his mother reportedly lit the stove and put the boy’s hand in the flame.
According to reports, the injured child has since been removed from Lambey’s home and placed in the care of his maternal grandparents.
Audrey Matura Shepherd who is the attorney for Odette Lambey asked the Chief Magistrate for supervised visits for the mother and assured the court that Lambey will be seeking counselling.
The Chief Magistrate ordered that Lambey is to stay away from her six year old son until the supervised visits can be arranged and offered her bail of $500 plus one surety of the same amount.
The police prosecutor Corporal Christopher Smith had no objections to bail being offered to Lambey but asked the court to impose conditions.
Odette Lambey was ordered to return to the Magistrate’s Court on December 5.
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