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J'can woman fatally stabbed in NY; husband main suspect

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2016 | 12:01 PMMark Barrett

A Jamaican woman was found stabbed to death inside her apartment in New York, in the United States yesterday afternoon.

The New York Daily News reports that police are eyeing her estranged husband  - also Jamaican - as a person of interest in the killing.

Sophia Lamb, 44, was found by her mother sprawled out on the living room floor of the Bronx apartment they shared, the newspaper quoted relatives as saying.

According to the relatives, Lamb and her husband met in Jamaica 15 years ago and he moved in with her parents in June this year when he emigrated to New York.

However Lamb's father, Audley Malcolm, told the newspaper that within a month his son-in-law became "cold and controlling".

"She wanted to have dinner with her sister, he said no. She would come home from work and it's a problem," he recounted.

"I told her, go to Immigration (Services) and cry like you've never cried before, throw yourself on the floor and tell them you're not leaving until they come and take him back to Jamaica," Malcolm continued.

The woman's mother, Sylvia Malcolm, said her son-in-law was kicked out of the house several weeks ago but returned on Friday saying he wanted to talk to his wife.

Up to late yesterday no one had been charged in connection with Lamb's death, the Daily News reported.