Sunday, April 14, 2024

Attempted murder-suicide in St Joseph

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A BLOOD-SOAKED shirt at the side of the road in Parris Hill, St Joseph is  evidence of an attempted murder and attempted suicide that took place in this sleepy village this morning.
According to eyewitnesses on the scene, Margaret Christopher, who works at the shop in the hilly district, was cut on the left side of her face and neck by a man believed to be her husband just after 7 a.m. The man then slit both of his wrists with the “box cutter” knife he used on Margaret. 
Quick action by resident Vear Brathwaite to tear the vest off his back and wrap Margaret’s wounds kept her alive before the ambulance could arrive to whisk her off to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. 
The man was also taken to the hospital, but in a separate ambulance. 
The couple’s six-year-old son, who was with his mother when she was attacked, was later taken away by the police psychologist. 
Residents told the NATION that they are in shock that something like this could happen in their district, and hope it would not give it a bad name. (SP)

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