Farmer charged with attempted murder after stabbing man in market fight

February 24, 2021

A farmer in St. Elizabeth has been charged with attempted murder and assault at common law for stabbing another man in a fight at a market in Montego Bay on Friday, February 12. 

The farmer has been identified as 45-year-old David Hibbert of White Hall in St. Elizabeth.

Reports from the Anchovy police are that about 3 p.m., Hibbert and a female vendor got into an argument during which, Hibbert harmed himself with a knife and advanced to the woman.

A male vendor saw what was happening and intervened.

Hibbert then used the knife to cut the man on the neck before stabbing him several times.

Hibbert was handed over to the police after he was accosted by citizens in the market.

He was later charged on Monday, February 22.

His court date is being finalised.

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