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Neville Simon.

A 58-year-old man has been charged with the murder of one-year-old Sirah Williams.

In a release yesterday, the Police Service advised that Neville Simon was also charged with maliciously wounding Michelle Williams and the common assault of Nikitak Williams.

Simon, of Sion Drive, Tarodale, Ste Madeleine, was charged by WPC Claudia La Rode of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region Three Office, following advice received by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) last Thursday.

Simon was charged following an incident on September 19, around 8:15 pm.

It was reported that Sirah Williams was in the arms of her grandmother Michelle Williams, 50, who had been seated on a chair in the gallery area of her home located at Sion Drive, Tarodale, Ste Madeleine.

It is alleged that the accused whilst having an argument with his wife; Michelle Williams and daughter Nikitak Williams went into the house and returned brandishing a cutlass.

It is alleged he then dealt the deceased a fatal chop to her head, and continued to chop Michelle Williams several times about her body, whilst threatening to kill all persons present.

Officers of the Ste Madeleine Police Station responded and found the accused in a room of the house.

The accused was subsequently detained, while the deceased and her grandmother Michelle Williams were taken to the San Fernando General Hospital, where the deceased succumbed to her injuries.

Simon is expected to appear before the San Fernando First Magistrates’ Court on Monday.