St Maarten man detained in killing of toddler

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten, Wednesday April 3, 2013 – Police have detained an unidentified man after he slammed a two-month-old baby into the ground killing the toddler instantly.

Police said that the man had earlier left a night club where he had been involved in an altercation, destroying property and also hitting several vehicles in his path.

The police said that the man made his way to a house in Middle Region where he forcibly entered the building, picking up the toddler and running away.

Authorities said more information would be forthcoming and that the man was detained as he tried to hide in nearby bushes.

It was initially believed that the man had thrown his shirt to the ground, but subsequently discovered it was the baby, whose gender had not been disclosed.

St Maarten authorities said that the suspect is not related to the baby. Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)