Police hunt suspect behind St Ann double murder

Monday, April 27, 2015

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OCHO RIOS, St Ann — The St Ann police were up to late yesterday searching for the suspect behind the slaughtering of a teenage girl in the community of Drumilly before daybreak on Saturday.

Twenty-five-year-old Demar Smith and 15-year-old Amaya Brown, who were living together as a couple, were chopped to death allegedly by a neighbour -- a 49-year-old farmer -- following a dispute. Screams were heard coming from the house at about 4:45 am after which the two were found with chop wounds.

Brown, who hailed from Clarendon, reportedly died at the house while Smith -- who was discovered meters from the house -- died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Neighbours said the attack stemmed from an argument between Smith and the accused man, who is the caretaker for the house. Some alleged that the argument was about a disconnected electricity supply; however there are also allegations that it was about loud noise coming from Smith's section of the house.

The accused man has since fled the area and is being sought by the police.

— Renae Dixon

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