'Machete mom' gets February 9 court date

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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THE St Thomas woman who was arrested last year after she was seen in a video beating her 12-year-old daughter with a machete, should know her fate next month.

The 40-year-old mother — Doreen Dyer — was charged after a video of her, clad only in her underwear, and hitting her daughter with a machete while using expletives, went viral.

When Dyer appeared in the St Thomas Parish Court Monday for sentencing, the matter was delayed after Dyer told that she was awaiting the arrival of her attorney Bertram Anderson.

The matter was stood down for Anderson's arrival but shortly after, the court was forced to break following a power outage which left the room in darkness.

When the attorney arrived, the matter was recalled in the poorly lit courtroom, but only people involved in the case were allowed to remain.

Following the hearing, Anderson told reporters that the social inquiry report was not yet ready and so a February 9 date was set for Dyer to return to court.

— Racquel Porter

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