Residents of Crooked River have described the chopping death of 61-year-old caregiver Sharon Cole, reportedly by her estranged lover, as a cold-blooded act.
Police reports are that about 5:10 p.m. on Monday, the accused man used a machete to inflict several wounds to Cole’s body after the two were involved in a dispute. She was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
A cousin of Cole’s noted his stark disapproval to the relationship with Cole and theorised that her life might have been spared if her former partner had been detained by the police after a recent dispute got physical.
The relative, who requested anonymity, said that the man appeared to be “possessed”.
“The police don’t do them job. He should have been locked away from a month ago when he beat her up and was walking around with a very sharp cutlass telling people what he was gonna do to her,” he said.