Autopsy on Baby Justin today

An au­top­sy will be done to­day on the body of three-year-old Prince Francette who died when his fa­ther’s car ex­plod­ed in Tabaquite on Fri­day.

Prince’s aunt Aman­da Granger, who wants the po­lice to do a de­tailed in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­to the child’s death, said they were un­sure where and when the fu­ner­al will take place.

“Right now Prince’s moth­er can­not catch her­self. She can­not be­lieve her ba­by is gone. She is not talk­ing to Prince’s fa­ther right now. She blames him. We plan­ning to do the fu­ner­al in Table­land but noth­ing has been fi­nalised as yet,” Granger said.

Justin Francette, the fa­ther of the tod­dler, said he un­der­stood how his wife was feel­ing.

“If my son had died when he was with her, I would have act­ed the same way. I just want her to know that I did not kill our ba­by. I loved him and he was spe­cial to me,” he said.

Po­lice said they are treat­ing the mat­ter as an ac­ci­den­tal death. State­ments have been tak­en from five peo­ple, in­clud­ing wit­ness­es at the scene.

Prince died af­ter suf­fer­ing burns to 100 percent of his body. He was sit­ting in the back seat of a two-door Nis­san March which his fa­ther was re­pair­ing when it ex­plod­ed.

Cpl Coombs of the Bras­so Po­lice sta­tion is con­tin­u­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

- by Rhondor Dowlat

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