Post-mortem exam determines medical student’s cause of death; body released to Matthew’s family for transport home

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REAL NEWS: A post-mortem examination conducted by the Government’s pathologist, Dr. Lester Simon, has determined that former medical student Kenneth Matthew died of multiple injuries, including massive trauma to the head, the lungs and the pelvis.

The post mortem was undertaken on Monday, November 7.

Coroner Joanne Walsh has since signed the death certificate and other relevant documents, and the body has been released to Matthew’s relatives. Reports say they are making arrangements for his remains to be returned home to Qatar.

Matthew’s parents had asked that the process be expedited, and so the Coroner’s Inquest also took place on Monday and was followed by the autopsy immediately after.

The late student and a female colleague were struck in what was first reported to be a hit-and-run accident on October 23. Ten days later, the 21-year-old Matthew succumbed to his injuries in the Intensive Care Unit of the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the pair, Karim “Ice Cream” Edwards, was first charged with dangerous driving; however, the more serious charge of causing death by dangerous driving was imposed following Matthew’s death.

On this new charge, Edwards appeared in court on Wednesday, November 9, and was granted bail in the sum of $100,000, with a cash deposit of $20,000. The matter will be heard in January 2023.

His driver’s license reportedly was rescinded after the accident.

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  1. Stop fussing, the driver is a magistrate’s husband and he will be cleared of all charges. You all already know how the system works.

  2. This entire story is fishy.
    Imagine I was in an accident sometime ago.
    Nobody was hurt.
    The police then wanted to lock my ass up on a charge of dangerous driving without bail.
    Now look at this story, just take a good look, who aint dead badly wounded and he’s walking a free man. I was treated like a F*** high profile criminal, transported from one station to the next escorted by police and had to be detained all day taking prints, answering a ton of questions and my people being harassed when they came as my surety. Police a tell them they not a citizen, they have a valid Antigua and Barbuda passport but they not from here.
    This is the law of Antigua and Barbuda and how da police dawg dem handle people.
    This man ya will walk free, him have a wife in the system suh de system setup.
    The system a force people to tek the law in dem own hands. If dem dont handle dem sh*T someone else will.

  3. His wife a magistrate and he in the lodge. $20k bail in the first instance has really shown how bias the justice system is. Consequently we should have no faith in it

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