‘Me never cut her throat’ - Woman accused in Danielle Rowe’s murder denies killing her

September 14, 2023
The casket bearing the body of Danielle Rowe at her funeral in July.
The casket bearing the body of Danielle Rowe at her funeral in July.

With tears flowing down the cheeks, a hysterical Kayodi Satchell yesterday denied killing eight-year-old Danielle Rowe, who was abducted from her school in Braeton, St Catherine, and later found within the Corporate Area with her throat slashed.

The 30-year-old dental assistant who appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday is charged with murder and abduction. She repeatedly wiped her tears as she stood in the prisoner's dock for a committal proceeding. The woman, who was dressed in a dark green, buttoned-up blouse and an A-line black skirt paired with a pair of black loafers, was not required to enter a plea. However, between the sobs, while being returned to the holding area of the Half-Way Tree Police Station, she uttered the words, "Me never cut her throat".

Satchell is represented by attorney-at-law Donnovan Collins.

Rowe died at the Bustamante Hospital for Children two days after her abduction. Prosecutors informed presiding Judge Carlo Mason that the case file was not yet complete and that disclosure of the documents on the Crown's file will be made available to Collins, on or before September 20. It is for that reason that a bail application was not heard.

Satchell, a resident of Padmore, St Andrew, was remanded in custody until October 4.

"On that date the court will hear from your counsel and we will make a determination," Judge Mason informed Satchell, who was made the subject of a fingerprint order.

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