Bradshaw and co-accused appear in court for murder of 10-month old and mother

Leoda Bradshaw and one of her three co-accused who were charged with the murders of Toshyna Patterson and her 10-month-old daughter Sarayah Paulwell, appeared in the home circuit court on Friday.

Sarayah was the daughter of member of parliament Phillip Paulwell.

34 year old Bradshaw, who is a petty officer in the United States navy, and 30-year-old Roland Balfour, appeared on a voluntary bill of indictment and were remanded to return to court on December 1.

The other 2 co accused, 31-year-old graphic designer Richard Brown and 29-year-old air condition technician Roshane Miller, had already appeared in court earlier this week and are set to return, later this month.

The four are facing several charges including: murder, conspiracy to kidnap and conspiracy to murder.

In court on Friday, the prosecution outlined the allegations and related charges against the accused persons.

The police are reporting that the mother and child were killed and their bodies burned and disposed of.

Investigators reported that Bradshaw took Sarayah and her 27-year-old mother from their home on Gilmour Drive, off Molynes Road, St Andrew, on September 9.

They further reported that Bradshaw allegedly delivered them to some men, including two of her co-accused.

The mother and child were then taken to an area in East Kingston where they were allegedly killed by gun men.

Bradshaw, who also shares a child with Paulwell, is facing a charge of capital murder based on allegations that she had a contract for hire, to murder the mother and child.

It is further alleged that Bradshaw contracted persons for a certain sum of money to commit the offences.

A charge of capital murder upon conviction, attracts the death penalty, but this provision has not been used in Jamaica since 1988.


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