A woman is now in police custody in connection with the stabbing death of her ex-boyfriend, who is also the father of her child, during a domestic dispute on Wednesday.
The police have identified the slain man as Marvin Watson, 36, also known as ‘Spread Out’, a jockey who resided in Waterford, Portmore, St Catherine.
The woman’s name is being withheld.
The police Corporate Communications Unit reports that Watson and the woman got into an argument and he was stabbed. He later succumbed to his injuries.
According to reports, Watson became irate after he went home and saw his child’s mother in the living room on her cellphone.
The woman had reportedly gone there to assist his aunt.
It’s reported that Watson grabbed the cellphone, threw it to the ground and stomped on it before he began shouting at his ex-lover.
The woman, in a bid to escape, ran to the kitchen, but was followed by an enraged Watson, who was armed with a machete, police sources said.
She reportedly grabbed a knife from the kitchen and ran to an adjacent bedroom with Watson in pursuit.
It’s alleged that the 26-year-old woman used the knife to stab Watson to the left side of his neck and left hand.
He ran from the house and collapsed on a sidewalk before he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Relatives told cops that he had been abusing the woman for years.