Saturday 17 November, 2018

Father charged with manslaughter in baby's death

Dylan Marius after he appeared in court today.

Dylan Marius after he appeared in court today.

Seven months after a baby was discovered dead at home, the father appeared in court charged with manslaughter.

Dylan Nigel Marius, 39, of Back Ivy, St Michael appeared in the District "A" Magistrates' Court today before Magistrate Graveney Bannister. 

Prosecutor Station Sergeant Theodore McClean made no objections and bail was granted at the sum of $50,000 with one surety. The prosecutor, in revealing some of the facts, said a post-mortem revealed that the child died from asphyxiation. The incident occurred on April 3, 2017.

He was asked to surrender his passport and report to Hastings Police Station every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Attorney-at-law Arthur Holder represented the accused. The matter was adjourned until December 1.

Initial reports alleged that the four-month-old baby was mistakenly left at home alone and then was discovered dead sometime later.