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Jamaican woman fatally stabbed in Antigua, man in custody

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 9:50 AM
Simone Whyte - Contributed photo

A 35-year-old man has been taken into police custody in Antigua and Barbuda over the stabbing death of a Jamaican woman.

She has been identified as 45-year-old Simone Whyte.

The police report that the alleged incident happened about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at a store located at the junction of Market and Tanner Street.

They say she was found with what appeared to be a stab wound to her upper body.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

ABS news in Antigua is reporting that Whyte’s throat was reportedly slashed during the alleged altercation with the man, who is reputed to be her estranged lover.

It further reported that the man’s attorney told the news outlet that he sought treatment at hospital for two wounds he claims he sustained during the altercation with Whyte.

The attorney reportedly indicated that the man underwent emergency surgery for wounds to the right side of his neck and under his chin and remains in hospital under police guard.

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