The mother of the baby girl who was found dead at home in the George Charles Boulevard has declared that she did not kill her child.
Melissa Lambert explained that upon returning home from an errand on Monday, she found that the door to her home was ‘tight’.
She disclosed that on entering the house, she found her baby dead.
“Everybody saying is me that kill my baby. I could never kill my baby, because if I had to kill my baby I kill my baby from in my belly,” Lambert said.
“Everybody saying what they want on Facebook but I don’t have time for that. I know what I know,” a tearful Lambert asserted.
Lambert said she suspects that a woman took the child’s life.
She vowed to take vengeance once she finds out who was responsible.
“I want my baby back. The person have to pay,” she cried.
The mother said contrary to claims made on social media, she did not leave her eight-month old child at home in order to go gambling.
Lambert told reporters that she has proof that she went to buy groceries.
She disclosed that she had left the baby alone at home.
Lambert said the person who took her child’s life was obviously aware when she left her baby to buy groceries because she had announced to everyone that she was leaving to get some things for the child.
She revealed that the child was discovered in her playpen with a brown lace tied twice around the neck.
“She crawling. She cannot jump, she cannot walk – is lil steps she hold in the playpen to try and help herself. Is somebody that kill my child,” Lambert stated.
The deceased child was the last of her five children.
Lambert said the other children were not around when she left the baby at home.
A statement from the police indicated that according to reports, Lambert, who is also known as “Ash”, left her home at the George Charles Boulevard at around 5:30 p.m., Monday evening to run an errand at a nearby shop while leaving the baby asleep in her playpen.
The statement said when Lambert returned home at around 6:30 p.m. the baby was lying motionless in the playpen with a rope around her neck.
The playpen was also not in the original position, the police statement said.
According to the police, the baby was taken to Victoria Hospital and pronounced dead later that night.
A post mortem examination was carried out on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 which revealed the cause of death to be asphyxia secondary to ligature strangulation or hanging.
The baby’s death is the 24th homicide for the year.