Manchester woman’s throat slashed, spouse in custody

MANCHESTER, Jamaica – A woman has been hospitalised and her spouse taken into police custody after he allegedly slashed her throat during a domestic dispute in Downs near the Manchester/ St Elizabeth border on Tuesday morning.

Residents told OBSERVER ONLINE that about 7:00 am, the woman was getting her daughter ready for school when an argument developed with the child’s father. He reportedly accused the woman of being unfaithful.

The couple reportedly fought in front of the child and the man allegedly used a knife to inflict wounds to the woman’s throat.

“Him run outa the house and go hide ina bush. The woman run out of the house and a hold her throat and a try seh ‘help’ and the baby start cry and crowd come down,” a resident said.

The woman was rushed to hospital where she has since been admitted.

A police source confirmed that the man was subsequently arrested.

- Kasey Williams

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