Granny told police she gave teen three licks with a whip

Granny found guilty of beating granddaughter to death

Two days after 17-year-old, Jael Thomas was found dead in her home, murder accused, Millicent Cornwall-Roberts told police she was still trying to figure out if it was her fault the teenager was dead.

During a police interview, the 70-year-old defendant told investigators she beat her granddaughter with a whip after she snuck out of the house on September 21, 2014.

Inspector Theodore Horne, read the contents of the interview in court this afternoon.

The accused told police, Thomas had snuck out of the house about six or seven times before the incident and would sometimes be away from home for days.

She said on that occasion, Thomas returned about 3 a.m the following morning accompanied by two young men.

Jael Thomas, deceased

She told the investigators she held unto the teenager’s clothing and gave her three licks with a whip before taking her into the house.

The accused said while in the house Thomas told her she couldn’t walk and showed her a cut on her foot.

The grandmother recalled throwing surgical alcohol on the wound and said it bled a lot.

She said Thomas crawled into her bedroom and wrapped the foot in a pillow then asked her to wrap her up because she was cold.

The teen’s mother later came and discovered her dead in the bedroom.

The defendant said she loved her granddaughter and was trying to protect her from the outer world.

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  1. Protect her from the outer world! That’s your motive?

    So apparently she didnt realised the seriousness of the child’s injury. She probably thought it was an injury that would eventually heal on its own but unfortunately, the child lost a lot of blood and succumbed to her injuries. If the grandmother, knew what it means when someone starts to feel cold after bleeding, then she would have knew at that moment, it was nearing to death for the child.

  2. I am still trying to make sense of the evidence presented in court. Fractured legs can only be caused by blunt force trauma. The deep cut, however, was caused by another implement. Did Granny have an arsenal of wepons for that purpose?

  3. My only comment is this is very hurting to even think of the pain that child went through before death I don’t have a clue what happened but I can say for sure there no winner in this situation everyone loose everyone hurting may her little soul rest in peace and those who are hurting find comfort in the arms of the one and only true god,creator and judge of all.

  4. Frank are u related to Wilbert Southwell he is an old friend i met in Antigua many years ago when he movec the syayes I saw him once and then lost track of him can u help me reconnect? I can also found on Facebook Janice Elvin Watson. Thanks

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