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National footballer told to seek grief counseling

by | Jun 30, 2014

Marvin Phillips and SonThe death of his ten-month-old son Matai Phillip has had a devastating effect on National Footballer Marvin Phillip.

 

He has been urged by police to seek counseling after he smashed a window at the daycare center in Chaguanas where his died on June 6.

 

His son’s death was attributed to positional asphyxia after he became entangled in the straps of his baby car seat he was placed in to help comfort him when he began crying at the Anointed Angels Daycare at Cicada Street, Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas.

 

According to reports, at approximately 5.30 am yesterday 30 year old Phillip returned to the Daycare center and broke a window.

 

The goalkeeper for the Soca Warriors football team had also smashed a glass window in a hotel in Brazil, where he was staying for a friendly match against Iran, when he learned of his son’s death from his father.

 

At his son’s funeral on June 11, Phillip was so inconsolable he had to be restrained as he held his son’s small coffin.

 

Matai’s mother Leslie Ann-Halls is a Special Reserve police officer and employee of TSTT.

 

Although police said Phillip could be charged with malicious damage, investigators said the daycare’s owner did not want to press charges.

 

The cost of the damage is less than $1,000.

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