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January 29, 2013
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One dead, stepson in custody

Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

A man is dead and his stepson in police custody following an incident at a nine night in St Catherine on Sunday.

Dead is Delroy Grant, a 45-year-old labourer of Coolshade district in the parish.

Reports reaching THE STAR are that both men were at a wake in the district on Saturday night.

The police said an altercation developed between the suspect and the deceased. It continued until the wee hours of Sunday morning.

The police said as the altercation continued, a machete was brought into play and Grant was chopped repeatedly. He was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to the injuries received.

The stepson was later taken into custody on suspicion of murder. His name has been withheld pending further investigation.

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