WATCH: ‘Dem kill mi one daughter’ cries matriarch of slain family
Mother mourns after grisly murder of daughter, grandchildren in Clarendon
Gwendolyn McKnight (centre) is being consoled by Education Minister Fayval Williams (left) and an unidentified woman outside the house where her daughter and four grandchildren were killed in Chapelton, Clarendon on Tuesday. (Photo: Llewellyn Wynter)

CLARENDON, Jamaica – A mother is in mourning after the grisly murder of her daughter and four grandchildren in Chapelton, Clarendon on Tuesday.

Gwendolyn McKnight described her daughter, Kemisha Wright, as the “love of my life” as she cried uncontrollably outside the house where Wright and her four children had their throat slashed.

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“She was so nice, she love everybody,” McKnight said in between wails. “My daughter was so nice and dem tek mi one daughter from mi.”

Police have named 23-year-old Rushane Barnett otherwise called ‘Jett’ or ‘Nick’ as a person of interest in the killing.

Barnett is said to frequent Coco Piece in Clarendon, Wilson Run in Trelawny and Papine in St Andrew. He is believed to be a cousin of the deceased.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Barnett is being asked to contact the May Pen Criminal Investigations Branch at 876-832-2077, police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.

Barnett is being asked to turn himself in to the police immediately.

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