Tattoo artist charged with fatal stabbing of Portland businessman
PORTLAND, Jamaica— Detectives from the Port Antonio Criminal Investigations Branch arrested and charged a tattoo artist for the stabbing death of a man on Harbour Street in Portland on Monday.
The deceased has been identified as 56-year-old Robert Grant, a businessman of Harper Lane, Port Antonio in the parish.
Charged is 28-year-old Rishton Ramah, otherwise called ‘Gaza’, of Red Hassel Road in Port Antonio, Portland.
Reports are that about 4:05 pm, Grant was conducting business in a store when he was pounced upon by Ramah who was armed with a knife. An argument developed between them and a tussle ensued. During the struggle, Ramah inflicted several wounds to Grant’s upper body. The police were alerted and on their arrival, Grant was assisted to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Quick police action led to the apprehension of Ramah in the vicinity of the scene. A knife was also recovered and he was later charged after a question and answer interview was conducted.
His court date is being finalised.