On Saturday, November 7, 2020, Kaylan Dowdie, who was then 17 years old, was allegedly beaten by the five women while attending an illegal party.
The women accused are Nadine Aldridge, Yoland Vassell, Casiann Lewis, Shakeema McLeod and Timone Williams.
In 2021, Veneisha Buckley the mother of the battered teen said that doctors gave her daughter a two percent chance of survival. Kaylan had been fitted with a pacemaker and has suffered from memory loss, under went multiple surgeries, gotten blood transfusions and has had major respiratory issues since she’s been hospitalised, but the teen keeps pulling through it all.
Fast forwarding to this year, Kaylan is now home and depends on an oxygen tank and a BPAP machine, which helps her to breathe, how long she will be using the equipments? It all depends on how quickly she recovers.
Neurosurgeon Dr Roger Hunter states that, with the right support Kaylan can lead a normal life.
The five women said to be involved in the severe beating of Dowdie are to make an appearance on November 6, 2023, in the Supreme Court.
The case was transferred to the High Court after a parish judge’s ruling which indicated that there was enough evidence for the matter to proceed to that jurisdiction for hearing.
The country is awaiting to hear the resolution of this case.