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Contract killing suspected in beating-death of Clarendon man, woman arrested

Published:Friday | February 13, 2015 | 2:29 PM

The police have arrested the woman who was in the company of a Clarendon man who was brutally beaten to death on Wednesday night.

Commanding officer for the Clarendon Police Division, Senior Superintendent Maurice Robinson says investigators are probing whether the incident was a contract killing.

The police say two men, one with a gun and the other with a stick, killed 54-year-old Harold Stewart, also called Errol, at his home, in Peterkin district.

SSP Robinson says the woman who was with Stewart at the time, was taken into custody yesterday and is being interviewed.

He says there are no leads on the two men who allegedly carried out the act.

The police have reported that the woman went outside minutes after 11 o'clock on Wednesday night to get water and encountered the two men.

The men allegedly forced her back into the house where they beat Stewart in his head and over other parts of his body.

The police say the woman was not injured.

Residents have expressed shock at the killing, with many describing Stewart as a polite and jovial person. 

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