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Man accused of killing son's mother hospitalised

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2013 | 11:22 AM

Launtia Cuff, Gleaner Writer

The man accused of chopping to death the mother of his two-year-old son has been hospitalised as a result of chop wounds he received during a mob attack on Friday in Bromington Hall, Nain, St Elizabeth.

Police told The Gleaner that the accused man sustained chop wounds to both of his legs before the security forces could rescue him from an angry mob at the home of his child and babymother.

The police had to resort to firing tear gas and warning shots to disperse the angry crowd who had set fire to debris in the road and were throwing rocks. It took members of the security forces more than eight hours to rescue the accused.

It is alleged that the accused man went to the house where the 18-year-old mother of his son resided; chopped the teen to death before placing the child outside and setting the house on fire. Firefighters, who were quick on the scene, prevented any significant damage to the house.

The police say he has been admitted to hospital in stable condition under guard. He has not been charged.

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