(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – The father of murdered baby Raquel George wants justice for his child’s death.
Sherwin John, a police officer, said he had warned the child’s mother about leaving his 15-month-old daughter in care of the teenage boy who is suspected of raping and killing the infant.
In an interview with Rhondall Feeles, president of the Single Fathers Association Of Trinidad & Tobago, John said he was heartbroken.
“I went to the Forensic Science Centre in St James and viewed my child’s body. I saw the bruises and I was disheartened. I could not believe my child was dead,” he said.
John said he had ended a relationship with the child’s mother but maintained his daughter. “And although we were having a paternity test done I accepted her as my own child and I loved her,” he said.
John said he had opened his home to the child’s mother, Sharlene George, and the suspect three years ago.
He recalled scolding the teenager numerous times because of his indiscipline.
John, a father of two of Erin, said he had transferred the boy from a secondary school in Chaguanas to a private institution in La Romaine. But that did not deter him from getting involved in illegal activities.