Trinidad: Dad in wheel-chair charged with beating son to death

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) – CHARGED with the unlawful killing of his son, Earl Phillips was granted $150,000 bail by an Arima magistrate on Monday.

Phillips, 44, who is confined to a wheel-chair, was granted bail when the matter was called before magistrate Gillian David.

Phillips was charged by Cpl Hosein with the February 9 killing of his son, Ishmael Phillips.

Eight-year-old Ishmeal, of Ryedale Avenue, Greenvale Park, La Horquetta, died of blunt force trauma to the head.

The child died at hospital. A female relative of the child fainted outside the courthouse after the matter was heard.

Phillips was ordered to reappear in court on March 15.