The six females and one male who allegedly ganged and beat a 14-year-old girl in Clarendon last year were granted bail on Thursday.
The individuals, comprised of three adults and four minors, have been accused of perpetrating the violent attack on the teen on December 30, which was captured in a graphic viral video. Multiple females were captured on the video beating the teen until she was seemingly unconscious, with one individual seen hitting her with a metal spatula.
In addition to three female minors, aged 15, 16, and 17, 36-year-old Fayann Millwood, 52-year-old Pauline Hugh-Smith, and 22-year-old Amanda Anderson were later arrested and charged with unlawful wounding and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Anderson was additionally charged with common assault.
A 17-year-old male was also arrested after the women and also charged with unlawful wounding and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. While only females were seen on the footage carrying out the attack, it was alleged by the victim’s mother that a boy had chased and captured her daughter when she attempted to flee from the women.
The seven accused appeared in the parish court earlier today, with Senior Parish Judge Dahlia Findlay granting each bail. Hugh-Smith, Anderson, and Millwood were granted bail for the sum of $1.2 million each.
In contrast, the four minors were granted bail for the sum of $600,000.
The accused are scheduled to return to the parish court on March 26. In addition to banning the accused from using social media platforms, including WhatsApp, Judge Findley placed them under a gag order, prohibiting them from discussing the case publicly.