A member of the Jamaica Defence Force is now in police custody after allegedly stabbing his wife to death.
The deceased has been identified as 34 year old Nordraka Williams-Burnett, an attorney-at-law at the law firm Townsend, Whyte and Porter.
One of the lead attorneys at the firm Christopher Townsend states that he was informed that the husband allegedly attacked his wife sometime this morning at their Kirkland Heights house in St Andrew.
Townsend further said that he was informed that loud screams were heard coming from the couple's apartment, causing an alarm.
It is reported that a concerned resident went to enquire and discovered Williams-Burnett bleeding from stab wounds inside their apartment.
The couple's two young daughters were also inside the apartment at the time of the alleged incident but were not harmed and are now with relatives.
Lawmen who arrived at the scene found Mrs. William-Burnett lying in the room of the house in a pool of blood, with multiple stab wounds.
Her husband was seen sitting calmly inside the room also covered in blood. A knife which the police say is believed to be the murder weapon was also removed from the room.
One officer told our news team that the Lieutenant who is believed to have been suffering from mental illnesses was taken into custody