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St Elizabeth woman stabbed to death, allegedly by boyfriend

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 8:41 AM
Nevia Sinclair

Police detectives have arrested the boyfriend of a St Elizabeth woman who is accused of killing her last night.

The solitude of the quiet farming community of Brinkley in the southern section of the parish was punctured when the man allegedly went to the family home of 27-year-old Nevia Sinclair and stabbed her to death.

According to the police, Sinclair, secretary at the National Works Agency, Santa Cruz, had reportedly left the home she shared with her boyfriend because he was physically abusing her.

The police report that about 10:50 p.m. Sinclair was at home with her relatives when screams were heard coming from her room.

They say checks were made and she was found lying on the floor and the man seen running from the scene.

The police were alerted and Sinclair was seen with multiple stab wounds to her upper body.

She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The man was subsequently handed to the police by his father.

It is the second violent incident in as many days in Jamaica.

READ: JDF corporal planned to kill girlfriend since December

On Saturday night, a Jamaica Defence Force Corporal killed his girlfriend then committed suicide in the Four West community of Greater Portmore, St Catherine.

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