Main suspect in pregnant woman's murder hangs self in lock-up - policeMonday, June 21, 2021
The main suspect in the murder of a pregnant woman reportedly hanged himself Monday morning in the lock up of the Lionel Town police station in Clarendon.
The Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit confirmed the incident.
"We can confirm that he hanged himself using a clothing he had on at the time of the arrest. We are still working on ascertaining the full details of the case," a representative of the CCU told the Jamaica Observer.
The unidentified man was the main suspect in the murder of Tashieka McKay, who was believed to be about eight months pregnant, at the time. McKay's four-year old daughter found her butchered at her home in Rhoden Hall, near Kellits, Clarendon.
Police report that relatives became concerned after being visited by the deceased woman's four-year-old daughter. The child reportedly went next-door and told her maternal grandmother that her mother was motionless and unresponsive.
When checks were made, McKay was found on her bed with her throat slashed.
The police, after being alerted, arrested the woman's boyfriend and fired shots in the air to ward off angry residents who were anxious to mete out 'jungle justice' to the man.
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