Will anyone be held responsible and face charges for the death of 4-year-old Kaylee Flores?
As the smoke clears and the entire ordeal is processed, one question remains: “Will anyone be held responsible and face charges for the death of 4-year-old Kaylee Flores?” That’s the questioned being asked by both members of her family and a vast majority of the public. According to fire investigators, Flores was left in the care of her 13-year-old aunt after her mother went out. They say the toddler’s mother, Daynah Flores, got the news when she returned home. Station Supervisor, Kenneth Mortis, explained that both the Fire and Police departments are hoping to work with the Ministry of Human Development to determine whether charges will be laid.
Kenneth Mortis, Station Manager, National Fire Service: “I’ve sat with the representative from the police department and I’ve shared with them my findings and we kind of like exchanged notes so to speak. These kinds of happenings are somewhat regular whereby adults leave and leave kids watching kids. Am I to say that the parent is to blame? That is not for me to say. Am I to say the 20 year old is to blame ? We are not here to do the blame game so to speak. It will be probably best if Human Development can weigh in on this matter especially the fact that a child’s life being lost. Where do we go from here in terms of trying to best lay the foundation in terms of how to go about our daily lives whereby minors are involved, especially of this nature the four year old having a medical challenge so to speak you know is something that we need to look at carefully and see what is in place to not just quickly say who is to blame but see what is in place to prevent further happenings from happening. Regardless of how it happened a fire occurred, a life was lost and now we need to see where we go from there what preventative measures can we put in place.”
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