Woman found dead in jail


March 03, 2018

Hours after being arrested for unlawful wounding and issuing threats, Desrine Morris was found hanging by her blouse in the holding area of the Half-Way Tree Police Station.

The Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said Morris was taken to the lock-up around 12:45 p.m. on Thursday to await her court hearing in the Night Court, which was scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

The police had reportedly seen Morris, against whom warrants had been issued, and arrested her.

Police personnel reportedly went to escort Morris to the courtroom when she was seen slumped against a grille with one end of a blouse that she was wearing tied about her neck, and the other end was tied to the grille.

She was rushed to hospital where she was pounced dead.

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