Sunday 19 January, 2020

Jamaican policewoman chopped to death at home in St Andrew

A Jamaican policewoman was attacked and chopped to death in the Duhaney Park/Patrick City area of St Andrew on Saturday night.

Reports are that about 9:30, the woman - District Constable Mellissa Edwards-Whyte of Crime Stop - was hacked to death by a man who is believed to have been a close associate of hers.

The details of the incident are still sketchy at this time, but reports are that the incident resulted from a domestic dispute.

More details to come later.

The attack on the female cop came just days after a 47-year-old Jamaican woman, Opal Fern Christian-Jones, was hacked to death by her husband, Jermain Jones, who is also from Jamaica, in Georgia, United States.

Reports are that the woman was at home with her daughter and husband, when a dispute developed.

Allegations are that the man, in a fit of rage, used a knife to stab the woman several times.

He then partially severed her head with the weapon.

He later turned in himself to the authorities.

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