Jamaica: Brother recovering after throat slashed by sibling

By Rumi Samuel Published on June 15, 2022
Jamaica: Brother recovering after throat slashed by sibling

A long-standing domestic dispute between two brothers in Rock Hall, St Andrew, turned physical on Tuesday, with a knife used to slash the throat of the elder sibling.

The injured brother, who is recovering, was not the aggressor, residents said.

The dispute reportedly stems from the younger brother’s desire to obtain a property owned by his older sibling.

The injured man reportedly received eight stitches after being rushed to the hospital.

The younger sibling, according to the residents, has reportedly been making threats and directed his wrath at his brother’s children and spouse.

“Him say him a go kill mi and throw mi inna one pit round there so, and when him done, him a go light the house afire,” a relative close to the incident told The Gleaner.

The brothers reside on the same property in separate but identical homes.

“Is the longest him ever deh a street,” a resident said of the younger sibling’s run-ins with the law.

Hours after the incident, residents claimed that he was seen casually walking about in Red Hills Square.

The police told reporters that the accused man, who is known to them, is being sought.

Reporters were also told that the drama started with stones being thrown onto the house by the younger sibling, who then destroyed a water tank in the yard.

He reportedly left the premises and attacked his brother at a development site nearby.

“Mi nuh like how him live with the big brother. Everybody say that. A two a dem the father have. One get this house, and the other get that house,” a neighbour said.

The relatives said the children were traumatised after seeing their father in despair and their uncle behaving boisterously.

“The children say they are scared. They are crying,” a family friend told reporters.

Up to press time, the elder sibling was still treated at the hospital.

The St Andrew North police said they are probing the incident.

Rumi Samuel

Rumi Samuel

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