Court orders psychiatric evaluation for woman charged with stealing baby from Victoria Jubilee Hospital

by February 18th, 2019

The court has ordered a psychiatric evaluation of the woman charged with stealing a day old baby from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital last month.

27 year old Peta-Gaye Ffrench of Hawkers Hall, St. Catherine appeared today (February 18) in the St. Andrew Parish court.

She was remanded to return to court on March 13.

Parish Judge Vaughn Smith ordered psychiatric evaluation for Ffrench following an application made by Attorney-at-Law Rachel Donaldson.

Ffrench was arrested by the police on February 5 when she attended the Registrar General’s Department at Twickenham Park, St. Catherine to register the birth of the stolen baby.

Some staff members became suspicious after Ffrench gave conflicting information about the birth of the baby boy and called the police.

The child was reunited with his parents after DNA tests were conducted, confirming he was the baby stolen on January 9.