A St. James man has been arrested and charged for the murder of his cousin, following an incident at their home on Thursday, July 23, 2020.
He is twenty-three-year-old, Nicoy Kennedy otherwise called ‘Pepe’ of Norwood Gardens,
The dead man has been identified as 23-year-old Malique Sterling otherwise called ‘Skinny’, also of Norwood Gardens, in the parish.
Reports are that about 11:20 a.m., Kennedy and Sterling were at home when an argument developed between them. Kennedy allegedly armed himself with a machete, walked up to Sterling from behind and inflicted chop wounds to Sterling’s upper body. Sterling was assisted to the hospital by citizens. He was admitted for treatment and later succumbed to his injuries.
A report was made to the police and a warrant on information was prepared and executed on Kennedy.
He was subsequently charged for murder on Wednesday, September 9.
He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.