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Vets distance themselves from accused May Pen murderer

Published:Tuesday | September 9, 2014 | 3:05 PM

Shanique Samuels, Gleaner Writer

MAY PEN, Clarendon:

The Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association has moved to dismiss reports that the man who stabbed his girlfriend last Thursday in May Pen is a Veterinarian.

Dr Paul Cadogan says the man is not a licensed or registered veterinarian.

The PRO of the Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association says Veterinarians in Jamaica must be registered by the Jamaica Veterinary Board.

He says they must have completed at least five years of extensive studies at a credible tertiary institution and be the holder of a Veterinary degree.

Cadogan also says registered vets carry visible identification and must have practicing and registration certificates that must be presented to the public upon request.

The disclaimer from the association follows last Thursday's fatal stabbing incident in the May Pen bus terminus that claimed the life of 32-year-old Lorene Francis.

Francis who was a Correctional Officer attached to the Rio Cobre Juvenile Center was about to board a bus to work when her child's father approached her and stabbed her once in the neck.

She was taken to the May Pen Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The man was rescued and taken into custody after he was beaten by an angry mob in the bus park.

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