Portland man murdered, allegedly over 'dead lef' property

April 26, 2017
A police scene of crime vehicle at the house in David Lane, Portland, where Robert Douglas, 24, was chopped to death, allegedly by a relative.

A Portland man was murdered this morning, allegedly by a relative following a dispute over a piece of 'dead lef' property.

Robert Douglas, 24, of a community called David Lane, died after he was chopped on the left side of his neck with a machete.

Ornett Williams, deputy superintendent of police in Port Antonio, told The STAR that Douglas had a long-standing dispute with his uncle over a piece of property.

According to the DSP, Douglas was sitting on the veranda of a house when he was attacked by an uncle who used a machete to chop him. Douglas was taken to the nearby Port Antonio Hospital where he was pronounced dead.