Woman's hand chopped off over cold food - Spouse flees, police launch manhunt

May 08, 2017


The Trelawny police have launched a hunt for a man who used a machete to severe a portion of his common law wife's hand during a dispute, which was allegedly started over cold dinner.

Information reaching THE STAR is that on Friday evening the victim of the assault, Sonia Pearson, and the accused was at home in Wakefield in the parish when an argument developed over a meal which she prepared.


Start to argue


A close relative told THE STAR that, "She finish cook the food and was calling him to come for his dinner, but him never hear. She shared the food and put it down. By the time him come for the food, it got cold, and them start to argue, and him chop her."

Our news team gathered that the outcome could have been worse if the victim did not use her hand to shield her head from the machete-wielding man.

Pearson was chopped on her lower arm, in the area between the wrist and elbow.

She was rushed to the Falmouth Public General Hospital for treatment where she was admitted in a serious, but stable condition.

THE STAR understands that before anyone could come to her assistance, the attacker fled the scene.

Head of the Trelawny Police Division Superintendent Clive Blair yesterday told THE STAR that the matter is under investigation and the accused man is still on the run.

"The police have knowledge of what transpired before the attack. The matter is being investigated. We have not found the accused. The woman was admitted in hospital, and we know she did an operation," he said.

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