Dance contest dispute leads to fatal stabbing

December 21, 2016

Vexation over the winner of a dance contest is said to be the root of a fatal stabbing on Sunday in Nine Mile, St Ann, which left one woman dead and a teenager in police custody.

The St Ann police told our news team that the prime suspect, a 16-year-old girl, remains in custody, though she is yet to be charged.

THE STAR understands the dead woman, 33-year-old farmer Loretta Nelson, was stabbed to death with a scissors after she intervened in dispute involving her 14-year-old daughter and the accused.


THE STAR gathered that the dispute stemmed from the results of a dancing contest on Saturday, which led to a confrontation the following evening.

Superintendent Gary Francis, who is in charge of the St Ann Police Division, confirmed the incident, which happened at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening.

THE STAR was also told by a resident that quick action by the police resulted in the accused being spared, as angry residents converged at her home after the stabbing in an attempt to dish out their own punishment.

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