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Man accused of stealing cow chopped to death

Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 2:11 PM    

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CLARENDON, Jamaica -- Twinley Jones, 34, a higgler of Moores district in Rock River, Clarendon, was Wednesday chopped to death by a mob in Lucky Valley district, also in the parish.

Jones and two other men were accused of stealing cows in the Ward Hill district. However, the two other men managed to escape the angry residents.

Reports reaching the Jamaica Observer are that Jones and the two men were leading six cows by rope to the neighbouring community of Lucky Valley about 7:00 pm when an alarm was raised.

Residents confronted the men and this escalated into an argument which resulted in Jones being chopped several times.

He was pronounced dead at hospital.

Up to Monday of this week, there were a total of 231 reported cases of praedial larceny since the start of the year, according to statistics obtained by the Jamaica Observer. Nineteen of those reported cases were in Clarendon.

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