Jamaica Crime News, Manchester: A grade four Primary school teacher was almost chopped to death and her 8-month-old son chopped and killed, by his own father, who is believed to have taken his own life by jumping in a bottomless sinkhole, in Broad Leaf district, Manchester, on Thursday morning, May 30.
So far the name of the accused man has been given only as Mr. McPherson, while the dead infant has been identified as Roshane McPherson.
The police have also stated that the wounded teacher, who taught at Ramble Primary in the parish, is still at hospital in critical condition.
Reports from the Mandeville police are that about 6:30 a.m., on Thursday morning, residents in Broadleaf community were alerted to shouts for help coming from the home of Mr. McPherson.
Upon entering the premises located at McKinley Drive, they discovered the 8-month-old baby and his mother, who were both lying in a pool of blood, with multiple chop wounds all over their bodies.
McPherson is said to have already fled the scene in his motor car, which he used to operate as a taxi.
Residents in the community summoned the police, and the wounded teacher along with her baby were taken to hospital, where the baby was pronounced dead, and the woman admitted in serious condition.
The residents went in search of the taxi operator and reportedly caught up with him along a section of the Porus main road, but, he jumped from the vehicle and ran into bushes.
It is further alleged that McPherson jumped to his death into a sinkhole in the community.