A Kingston man who knocked his common-law wife unconscious with a stone, on Thursday morning, April 11, later committed suicide by hanging himself, believing that the woman was dead.
The police say so far, the man has been identified only as “Suddy” laborer of McIntosh Drive, in Kingston 13.
Reports by the Hunts Bay police are that shortly after 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, the man known as “Suddy” and his common-law wife were at their home in McIntosh drive, when an argument developed between them.
The dispute developed into a physical confrontation, and “Suddy” used a stone to hit the female in the regions of her head, rendering her unconscious.
Thinking that the woman was dead, “Suddy” then ran from the location, got a piece of rope and used it to hang himself.
The police were summoned and upon their arrival, the officers discovered that the female was still breathing. She was rushed to the hospital, where she was treated, and admitted in serious condition.
Following a search of the area, “Suddy” was discovered hanging from the tree, by a piece of rope which was tied around his neck, and suspended from a branch.
This attempted murder/suicide follows another case yesterday along Waltham Park Road in St Andrew involving two correctional officers.
It is reported that 42 year old Roulene Clarke Cowan was shot dead by her husband, Patrick Cowan, who later killed himself. The couple’s 12-year-old daughter reportedly witnessed the incident. Clarke Cowan was believed to be a few weeks pregnant.