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3 charged for negligent homicide in Maryland

By Patrick N. Mensah, Maryland County

Police in Maryland County have charged and incarcerated three suspects from Gbon, Karluway, Maryland County Electoral District #3 in southeast Liberia for negligent homicide.

The three suspects are identified as Isaac Toe, aged 40; Friday Toe, aged 36; and Martha Toe.

They were charged on Wednesday, 9 August 2023 following an investigation by chief investigator Jimmie Kaydor of the Liberia National Police (LNP) Crime Services Department in Pleebo for the death of their 53-year-old mother Elizabeth Toe.

According to the police report, the 53-year-old woman meant her untimely death following a fistfight that broke up between her three children early Wednesday morning in Gbon.

The police report further revealed that on Wednesday, the three suspects got into a heated argument that ended in a serious fistfight.

Their mother Elizabeth Toe attempted to separate them when she tragically collapsed on the scene due to overwhelming stress during the fistfights.

But a medical report hasn’t confirmed the actual cause of her death. However, it is alleged that the late Elizabeth Toe may have died as a result of elevated pressure.

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Chief Police Investigator Jimmy T. Kaydor narrated that the family of the deceased quickly invited the LNP including a team of health workers to intervene that early Wednesday morning.

He continued that a 15-man coroner’s jury included representatives from the local authority of the town, health workers, and families of the deceased.

He said the coroner’s jury established and unveiled no evidence of foul play, injuries, or signs of external harm.

Meanwhile, the deceased’s body was turned over to the family, while the three suspects were taken to the Pleebo Police Station awaiting court trial.

The news of the late Elizabeth Toe’s death has brought fear to families and residents of the town.

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