Jamaica News, March 28, 2018 – Man Wanted for Chopping Man to Death
St James, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – A St James who was being sought in connection with the chopping death of another man in the Salt Spring area of St James on Saturday morning, March 25, was turned over to the Montego Bay, Freeport police on Monday afternoon.
The victim who succumbed to injuries few hours after being chopped severely in his sleep has been identified as 22-year-old Clifton Clarke of Salt Spring, St James.
The Montego Hills police have reported that, about 2:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, Clarke was fast asleep in his bed when men armed with machetes, forced their way inside his house and chopped him repeatedly while in his sleep. The assailants then left him for dead.
Residents in the area who overheard the commotion and alerted the Montego Hills police. Upon arrival, Clarke was discovered with severe chop wounds, lying unconscious in his bed in a pool of blood.
He was transported to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Man Wanted for Chopping Man to Death: Investigators reported that based on investigations, they learnt from residents that the man who is presently in custody was locked in an ongoing dispute with the deceased.
He was turned over to the Freeport police on Tuesday and will now be questioned in the presence of an Attorney-at-law.