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The St. Thomas woman who was seen in a video on social media beating her 12 year old daughter with what appeared to be a machete, will not be able to have her teenage daughters back under her roof until they are adults.
Forty-four year old Doreen Dyer was back in court in St. Thomas on Thursday trying to regain custody of her daughters.
Senior Parish Judge Fiona Feare-Gregory ruled that the twin girls, who are now thirteen years old, will remain in the custody of their aunt until 2023 when they will be 18 years old.
The judge has indicated, however, that Miss Dyer will be able to see the children on weekends in the presence of their legal guardian.
Miss Dyer is not happy with the decision of the judge but has accepted it. “Me cyaan feel good, me feel upset; but me cyaan do nothing,” she expressed.
Earlier this month, Miss Dyer appeared in Court where she was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to get parental counselling as well as attend anger management classes.