Mother accused of murdering three of her children back in court


Felicia Chen, the 22 year old mother of four who is accused of murdering three of her children returned to court today. Felicia Chen is accused of drowning three of her children at Belizean Beach on Saturday afternoon, April 27, and also alleged to have attempted to drown her oldest child and then herself,. Chen, from Western Paradise, is charged with three counts of murder but was remanded to a psychiatric facility after mental health experts ruled her a danger to herself and chronically and severely depressed. Today, Magistrate Dale Cayetano heard the results of a further evaluation done by those experts – Dr. Elma Augustine and Nurse Eleanor Bennett, followed by submissions from Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Cheryl-Lynn Vidal and newly-retained defense attorney Senior Counsel Antoinette Moore. Magistrate Cayetano ordered further remand for Chen to the same facility based in Belmopan. The case returns to court on May 22, 2013.

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