Clarendon man allegedly kills brother, seeks neighbour’s help to bury body
CLARENDON, Jamaica – A 32-year-old man who is said to have asked for his neighbour’s help to bury his brother, who he allegedly killed earlier, has been taken into police custody.
The man, whose name police have declined to release, has been detained for allegedly killing 43-year-old George Jones, a farmer. Both brothers lived in Johnnie’s Hill in Clarendon.
Information reaching Observer Online is that around 6:30 pm on Monday, the suspect, who is believed to suffer from a mental disorder, was at home with his brother when a dispute developed.
Police said during the dispute, a machete was used to inflict several chop wounds to Jones’ head and upper back.
Around 7:00 on Tuesday morning, police said, the suspect told his neighbour that he killed his brother and needed his assistance to dig a hole and bury his body.
The police were summoned and, upon entering the premises, found George Jones lying face down in a pool of blood next to a fowl coop in the back of the yard.
The body was clad in black jeans pants, barefooted and shirtless, with what appeared to be chop wounds to his head and upper back, the police said.
The suspect was taken into custody, the scene processed, and Jones’ body transported to the May Pen Hospital, where death was confirmed.