Speaking on Hitz 92 FM this morning, the girl declared her love for her mother, saying that she felt bad now that her mother has been placed in police custody.
She, however, maintained that she is not fearful that her mother would lash out at her again, “because I’m not going to misbehave or flash her off, or do any kind of thing to her so that she can beat me again”. She also said that her mother needs to change her attitude, but would want to remain in her care.
As to the person who recorded the video, she indicated that she was upset but could not explain why.
She also denied being the one who was speaking sexually in a voice note which some speculate was the reason for the beating.
The 44-year-old unemployed woman was seen on video beating her 12-year-old daughter with a machete in St. Thomas. A crowd had gathered on Sunday night at the Bath Police Station where she was being held initially, following her arrest, reports.
The woman and her daughter were questioned by the police and officers from the Child Development Agency (CDA).
The child was released to the custody of her aunt who lives in the same yard where the beating took place.