A man in Thompson Pen, Spanish Town, was held at gunpoint on Monday night and ordered to summon his wife, Janice Ellison-Reid, who was then sprayed with bullets while their children barricaded themselves in a room.
The decomposing body of 68-year-old Elijah Griffiths was discovered in bushes in Kitson Town on Monday, the head partially severed.
And on Brunswick Avenue, 22-year-old Kaceem Angus was killed outside a bar, his eyes blown out.
The macabre trail of blood and gore marked a morbid 48 hours with eight slayings in St Catherine North, the second bloodiest police division in Jamaica in crude numbers.
Ellison-Reid, 48, was killed at her home on Old Road in Thompson Pen.