Woman freed of 'love triangle' murder charge


June 12, 2017

A St Catherine woman who stabbed another to death during a dispute was found not guilty of murder in the St Catherine Circuit Court on Friday.

She is Shellita Brown, a 22-year-old labourer of Christian Gardens Portmore, St Catherine. Brown was charged with murder in the death of Sherilisa Morgan of Greater Portmore.

The Crown led evidence that about 11 p.m. on April 27, 2013, Brown and Morgan had an argument over a male that both had a relationship with.

The argument turned into a physical confrontation and Brown reportedly used a piece of broken bottle to stab Morgan repeatedly.

Morgan later died from her injuries and following an investigation by the Portmore police, Brown was charged with murder.

She was defended by attorneys Vernon Daley and Denise Hinson, who argued that their client had acted in self-defence.

The mixed jury of four women and three men retired for two and a half hours and returned a majority decision of not guilty.

High Court Judge Stephany Jackson-Haisley then thanked the jury and told Brown she was free to go.

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