Woman charged with stealing a baby from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital deemed fit to plea

by March 13th, 2019

The woman accused of stealing a baby from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston last month, has been deemed fit to plea.

This means 27-year-old Peta-Gaye Ffrench, of Harkers Hall, St. Catherine, who is charged with child stealing, will stand trial.

She appeared before the St. Andrew Parish Court today (March 13), where the result of a court ordered psychiatric evaluation was submitted.

Ffrench was remanded until March 21.


Also in court today, the prosecution revealed that the case file was incomplete, due to an outstanding statement from the Registrar Generals Department.

Parish Judge Sanchia Burrell criticised the prosecution for its failure to complete the file, citing the unnecessary delay.

She ordered that the file be completed by time the matter is called up in court again on March 21.

The judge also ordered that the case must be out of the parish court by July 13.

In the meantime, the St. James woman accused of stealing a baby from the Cornwall Regional Hospital in January, is expected to return to court on March 27.

26 -year-old, Melissa Harriott, who is charged with child stealing, had her bail extended when she appeared before the St. James Parish Court last month.

The court was told that the case file was incomplete.