Clarendon woman succumbs days after stabbing – farmer being probed for murder
CLARENDON, Jamaica – A man who was detained on Friday for wounding is now being probed for murder after the woman with whom he had a dispute died in hospital on Sunday.
The incident happened in Lionel Town in Clarendon, where both parties resided.
Police have identified the dead woman as 59-year-old Yvonne Reid, from McWhinnie Street in Lionel Town. The suspect is a 61-year-old farmer.
It was reported that around 2:00 pm last Friday, an argument developed between Reid and the man over the painting of a wall along Young Street in Lionel Town.
Police said the dispute got physical, during which a knife was used to stab Reid several times in her upper body.
Residents came to the aid of the injured woman, who was rushed to the Lionel Town Hospital, and then transferred to the May Pen Hospital where she was admitted in serious but stable condition.
Police said around 8:00 am Sunday, Reid succumbed to her injuries. The body was transferred to the morgue.
The suspect, who was detained shortly after the incident on Friday, is still in police custody pending further investigations.