Violence against women continue to rise all across the island of Jamaica and this morning's attack marked one of its most horrific where an old lady, a bagjuice vendor was slaughtered in Falmouth.
The incident took place Thursday morning near the post office on Market Street.
Police reports are that Joycelyn Gomes, 72, who lived at Wakeland Drive, was chopped several times by Damone Williams, 21, who is believed to be of unsound mind.
Williams has since been taken into custody.
A similar incident occurred earlier this year where a cab driver was attacked and killed at his home when a mentally challenged man sneaks up to him from behind, severed his head and took off with it in near by bushes as residents give chase.