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Family feud turns deadly

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Two men are dead and their nephew is in the custody of the police following an unfortunate twist of events stemming from an ongoing family dispute.

Sixty-seven-year-old farmer Desmond McKenzie died on the spot while his brother, Cecil McKenzie, a 60-year-old mechanic, both of Pennants district, Clarendon, died at hospital after they were allegedly chopped by the suspect after an altercation developed at one of the men's home in Pennants, Clarendon, on Thursday night.

A third man turned up at the Chapelton Hospital in the parish, where he was treated and transferred to the May Pen Hospital and admitted, while a fourth man, also believed to be injured, is yet to be found.

According to the police, the accused was said to be in the process of moving out his belongings to relocate when a car drove up at his gate and four men alighted and attacked him. He managed to grab a machete, which he used to inflict the deadly wounds to his alleged attackers.

Investigators say several shots were also fired.