UPDATE: Manchester taxi operator accused of fatally stabbing spouse in front children, remanded

MANCHESTER, Jamaica – A 29-year-old taxi operator accused of using three knives to fatally stab his spouse in front of two children, just over a week ago, was remanded when he appeared in the Manchester Parish Court on Wednesday.

The accused, Kevon Lesley, otherwise called ‘Nice’, made his first court appearance on Wednesday before presiding judge, Monique Harrison.

His attorney Norman Godfrey told OBSERVER ONLINE that Lesley was remanded to reappear in court on April 26.

When the case was mentioned on Wednesday, it was disclosed that the case file is incomplete as a post mortem has not yet been done.

On March 10, Lesley allegedly stabbed his common- law wife, Shadae Brown, 28, a surgical assistant at their home in Daley’s Grove, Newport in front of Brown’s 11-year-old son and a five-year-old boy.

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A senior police source said investigators believe the couple had a dispute about 8:30 pm. A police report said the man then proceeded to take the knives to stab Brown repeatedly before fleeing the scene.

The children were reportedly locked inside the house with Brown’s body. After hours of trying to get out the house to seek assistance, the 11-year-old alerted neighbours.

Lesley was held by the police on Saturday, March 11.

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Kasey Williams

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