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Brutal stabbing of Trelawny nurse gets New York group's attention

Published:Saturday | January 3, 2015 | 6:28 PM

The brutal stabbing death of 79-year-old retired nurse Hyacinth Hayden in Trelawny on New Year’s Eve has drawn the attention of one Jamaican Diaspora group in the United States.

Friends of Trelawny, a group based in New York, say the incident is shocking because some of its members want to return to Jamaica like Hayden.

However, the group’s president Derrick Scott says they are concerned about such senseless killings.

Hayden, who is a former matron at the Falmouth Hospital, was stabbed multiple times at her home in Green Park, Trelawny.

Scott urged the residents of Trelawny to reclaim the parish from criminality by working with law enforcement agencies and volunteering information that can lead to the apprehension and successful prosecution of criminals.

He also commended the police for their swift action in apprehending one suspect.

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