St Vin­cent’s Youngest Mur­der Convict Jailed Un­til Adult­hood

The Star (St. Lucia) - - REGIONAL -

A14-year-old girl has be­come the youngest mur­der convict in St Vin­cent and the Gre­nadines. The teen, who was 12 years old when she killed 15-year-old In­ter­me­di­ate High School stu­dent and former friend Moe­sha Primus, has been sen­tenced to 12 years in prison. Ac­cord­ing to The Vin­cen­tian news­pa­per, be­cause she pleaded guilty to the of­fence and did not go through a trial, she got a one-third dis­count on her sen­tence, tak­ing her pe­riod of im­pris­on­ment to eight years, and she must serve at least six years of that time.

The news­pa­per also re­ported that she will con­tinue her school­ing while be­hind bars, as or­dered by Jus­tice Kathy Ann Latchoo, and will be kept away from the gen­eral prison pop­u­la­tion.

The mi­nor ad­mit­ted on Novem­ber 30 this year to killing Primus on June 18, 2015 and was sen­tenced ear­lier this month. Primus was fa­tally stabbed.

Ac­cord­ing to the facts of the case re­ported by The Vin­cen­tian, the teenager and Primus were once friends but by the day of the of­fence, they were no longer on speak­ing terms. That day, the pre-teen and a young male com­pan­ion, both car­ry­ing con­cealed knives, went to Primus’ home and de­manded the re­turn of an ar­ti­cle of cloth­ing. The two girls had an ar­gu­ment and Primus was stabbed once in the ch­est. - Caribbean 360

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