Jamaica Crime News, Kingston: The Kingston police have reported that, the man who is accused of chopping his wife, Mellissia Edwards-Whyte, District Constable attached to Crime Stop, at the Commissioner Office, to death on Saturday night, September 29, has now been officially charged with murder.
The accused Barrington White, 53-year-old, otherwise called, “Barry or Drops” of Farmbrook Avenue, Kingston 20 and Santa Hill, Spaulding in Manchester, was questioned by the police on the weekend, and then charged with murder.
Reports by the Hunts Bay Police are that about 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, the District Constable and her husband were at home when an argument developed between them.
It is further reported that, the husband armed himself with a machete, which he used to chop his wife to death.
Whyte then fled the scene.
The police were summoned and upon arrival, Edwards-Whyte was discovered in a pool of blood, with multiple chop wounds.
She was transported to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
After spending several days on the run, Whyte finally turned himself over to the police in the presence of his lawyer on Tuesday, October 2.