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Two murdered in Portland, three in custody

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2014 | 5:59 PM

Gareth Davis, Gleaner Writer

PORTLAND, Jamaica:

A man is now in police custody in connection with this morning’s stabbing death of 38-year-old Janice Linton in Baker Hill, Portland.

The woman, was allegedly stabbed to death by her common-law husband who was later taken into custody after fleeing the crime scene.

The incident took place shortly after 10 o' clock during a dispute between the two.

Deputy Superintendent of Police in charge of operations for the parish, Patrick Bennett says Linton and her boyfriend were engaged in a longstanding dispute, which turned ugly this morning.

He says the woman’s body was discovered at her house with multiple stab wounds to the abdomen.

Linton’s attacker is reported to have called her family members informing them of the act.

DSP Bennett says the killing took place in proximity to the Hope Bay All-Age School.

As a result of the gruesome killing, classes were suspended for the day at that school.

Meanwhile, a man and a woman are also in custody in connection with the death of a German woman identified as 48-years-old Ute Sobtaier.

The woman’s body was reportedly discovered outside her house at Park Mountain at None Such in the parish.

She too had multiple stab wounds to the body.

The parish recorded nine murders in 2013, the lowest island wide.


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