Pre-trial detention of Michel aka Shorty (23) suspended

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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The 23-year-old woman, M.N.D, (Michel aka Shorty /Dance hall Queen) who is suspected of manslaughter of a 7 month old baby (girl) A. B Gumbs , is released from her pre-trial detention on Monday 29th of June, 2015. The woman was arrested on Friday, May 29th, 2015.

During the investigation a reconstruction took place at the crime-scene under authority of the prosecutor handling the case and witnesses have been questioned. The investigation, which also entails forensic investigation, is still going on. It is a complicated investigation and there are still some important ambiguities.

Although there is still a strong suspicion against the suspect, there is insufficient reason to keep her longer in pretrial detention. The Public Prosecutor’s Office therefore agreed with a suspension of her pre-trial detention under certain special conditions. She must comply with electronic monitoring and cooperate fully with the probation service.

A psychological and/or psychiatric report can be part of that. A court date has not been planned yet.

Suspect Baby Gumbs Killer