Travis Webb, 26, of Bodden Town, appeared in Summary Court Monday charged with attempted murder and cruelty to a child in relation to a 3-year-old child who was alleged buried alive last week.

Mr. Webb appeared in court for the first time in relation to those charges Monday, and his case was transmitted to Grand Court.

No bail application was made by Mr. Webb’s attorney and the defendant was remanded in custody.

He will next appear in Grand Court on Friday, Dec. 14, but he has other matters that will be dealt with in Summary Court on Dec. 12.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service issued a statement last week detailing a report that a child had possibly been buried alive.

The police received that report just after 6 p.m. last Wednesday and dispatched officers and an ambulance to the location.

Bodden Town officers found the child distressed and struggling to breathe, according to the police report. The police gave the child oxygen until the ambulance arrived and brought the patient to Cayman Islands Hospital for further medical treatment.

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