Man, 22, Sent to Court for Allegedly Killing One-year Old Daughter Under Drug’s Influence
MONROVIA – A 22- year-old man identified as Robert K. Blateh has allegedly murdered his one-year old daughter while under the influence of a narcotic drug believe to be Kush.
In recent times, there have been reports of young Liberians using Kush; a high grade marijuana sprayed with plastic chemicals, which results in abnormal and aggressive behavior in a person, once its consumed.
The Police said Blateh brutually murdered his one-year-old daughter identified as Rachel Blateh with the stand of an electrical fan in the early hours of May 8, after exhibiting some abnormal behavior prior to the incident.
During police preliminary investigation, suspect Blateh admitted to taken a narcotic substance, which according to him had become his normal routine over a period of time.
The defendant informed investigators that after consuming the substance he would experience hallucination and would start exhibiting violence behavior and taking his clothes off in public.
According to the police charge sheet, the incident occurred when the suspect had returned from his usual area and started threatening his Fiancée Princess Gibson that he would killed her, if she leaves the room.
While they were in a verbal exchange, the landlord responded and got suspect Blateh mother who lived few blocks away involved but, he continued throwing and destroying things in the house. Later, with the help of his mother, landlord and neighbors, the Fiancee fled the room; leaving little Rachel Blateh behind.
“It was by that time the defendant then turned his anger on his one year- old daughter; bashing her head with the electrical fan stand, which resulted to her death” police revealed
The Defendant, a resident of Tusa Field Community in Gardnesville, was on May 8, 2023 arrested and subsequently charged with the Commission of the crime of murder; in violation of Chapter 14 of the Revised Penal Code law of Liberia
He is currently at the Monrovia central prison awaiting trial.