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Family dispute over $35 ends deadly in Cemetery Lane

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2013 | 4:19 PM

Gareth Davis, Gleaner Writer

A 16-year-old boy is facing a murder charge after a family dispute, reportedly over $35, turned deadly this morning in the community of Cemetery Lane near Folly in Port Antonio, Portland.

Thirty-four year-old George Foreman, a car-wash operator, was stabbed to death alleged by the youth, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor.

According to the Port Antonio police, on Tuesday, Foreman was involved in an argument with one of his brothers law over $35 but other family members and neighbours intervened and the dispute was laid to rest.

However, the police say that the youngster fueled an argument early this morning and reportedly pulled a knife and chased Foreman, who fell.

It is alleged that while on the ground, the teen started stabbing his brother-in-law all over the body, despite pleas and shouts from residents for him to stop.

It reportedly took three men to restrain the teen.

Foreman was rushed to the Port Antonio hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after.

The police, who were quickly on the scene, apprehended the suspect, who was also taken to hospital, as he too was suffering from cuts and bruises.

The deceased, who shared a common-law relationship with the sister of the youth, is survived by two children.

This is the fifth murder in Portland since the start of the year.


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