The children of 65-year-old Patsy Donaldson-Powell are in shock and have been overcome with grief after finding their mother with her throat slashed allegedly by a 76-year-old farmer who lives with his wife and children in Junction, St Elizabeth, but has a child with the deceased.
The accused was taken into custody in connection with the murder of the woman, who was a livestock farmer of Exton district in Junction.
According to the police, shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday, Donaldson-Powell’s daughter, who lives next door to her mother’s house, came home and noticed that the lights inside her parent’s house were on and went to investigate.
She saw her mother lying on her back with a severe injury to the throat.
The police later arrived, and the body of the slain woman was taken to the morgue for post mortem.
Investigators say they received information that the accused was allegedly caught abusing the deceased inside her home earlier that evening. He was taken into custody by the lawmen.
When The Gleaner visited Donaldson-Powell’s home on Sunday morning, mourners, including her immediate family and persons from the community, were gathered inside the yard where the woman was killed.