St Elizabeth man in deadly stabbing incident identified

ST ELIZABETH, Jamaica - Police have identified a man who was stabbed to death after he allegedly chopped another during an altercation in the Santa Cruz market in St Elizabeth on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Anthony Heath.

Head of the St Elizabeth Police, Superintendent Dwight Daley, said about 4:40 pm, Heath attacked a man with a machete and chopped him several times. The man retaliated and stabbed Heath in his chest.

READ: Man killed after chopping another in St Elizabeth market

The men were taken to hospital where Heath was pronounced dead and the injured man hospitalised.

Superintendent Daley said disputes continue to result in violent cases in St Elizabeth despite a recent four-day visit by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck to train members of churches, Justices of the Peace and other groups in dispute resolution techniques under the alternative justice services programme.

- Kasey Williams

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