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Man kills wife, attempts suicide in St Catherine

Thursday, September 20, 2018

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ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The police are reporting that a woman was killed by her husband at their home in the Bannister Housing Scheme in Old Harbour, St Catherine yesterday.

The woman has been identified as 43-year-old Mar-lee Russell Knight.

According to police reports, the couple had an altercation about 2:00 pm and the man reportedly used a pick-axe to inflict wounds to the woman's head.

The police said the accused fled the scene and allegedly drank a poisonous substance in an effort to kill himself.

The two were subsequently taken to hospital where the woman died while the man is under police guard.

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