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Murder-sucide rocks St Thomas farming community

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2013 | 10:06 AM

Jolyn Bryan, Gleaner Writer



The quiet farming community of Wheelerfield in St Thomas has been rocked by a murder-suicide.




Anna Steele, who was on Friday night attacked with a machete and severely injured, allegedly by her former common-law husband, Clement Brown, last night succumbed.



Brown, 40, is believed to have committed suicide immediately after the attack.



His body was found in a cane field early Saturday morning.



The blood-stained murder weapon and a herbicide bottle were found in the vicinity.



According to police reports, shortly after 9 p.m. on Friday, 37-year-old Steele, a mother of six, was on her way home when she was attacked by Brown who was laying in waiting for her.



Brown was the father of five of Steele's six children.



Steele who was chopped all over her body was rushed to hospital where she was admitted in serious condition, but died 24 hours later.



It is reported that Steele recently ended an abusive relationship with Brown.



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