Woman on murder rap says she’s depressed
MONTEGO BAY, St James — A 42-year-old woman accused of stabbing a man to death during an altercation has asked the court to intervene to help her because she is suffering from severe depression.
Charged is Sharon “Taneisha” Thompson, a resident of Farm Heights, Montego Bay in St James.
She is accused of killing 32-year-old Domonic “White Guy” Poirier of Rhyne Park, also in St James. Thompson is being represented by attorney-at-law Jermaine Campbell.
When the case was heard in the St James Parish Court on Monday, Thompson asked if she could get help because she has been depressed since the incident.
“Your Honour, I have been suffering from a case of depression since the incident…Ever since this happened, my head goes and comes…What happened was a mistake…I mean it from my heart, Your Honour,” she said.
After listening to her appeal, presiding judge Kaysha Grant-Pryce expressed the view that the accused would benefit from psychiatric intervention. The judge then ordered that Thompson undergo psychiatric evaluation and remanded her in custody until February 22.
According to the police report, about 7:15 am on September 11, 2023, Poirier and Thompson had a dispute when a knife was used to inflict stab wounds to Poirier’s upper body. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Thompson was arrested and subsequently charged.