A Jamaican woman was shot dead by her husband during a domestic dispute in Prince George’s County, Maryland on Sunday, August 21.
The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Jolesia Fairweather of Hyattsville, Maryland. Her husband, 37-year-old Orville-Dean Fairweather has been arrested and charged with first and second-degree murder in relation to the fatal shooting.
According to reports, on August 21 at approximately 7:50 a.m., police officers from Prince George County responded to a shooting incident at the residence of the victim located on Maryland Park Drive in Capitol Heights. Upon arrival of the authorities, Jolesia Fairweather was found by police officers with a gunshot wound. She was rushed to the hospital, however, she succumbed to her injuries.
According to a preliminary inquiry, the victim was shot by the suspect during an argument.
Jolesia Fairweather who is originally from Trelawny, migrated to the United States when she was 11. However, she frequently visits Jamaica, which is where she met her husband who is also from Trelawny. She died leaving two daughters aged five and four months, and a son, 17, from a prior relationship.