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Jamaica: Brothers’ fight leaves one dead, other in custody

A fight between two brothers some time between Saturday night and Sunday morning has left one dead and the other in police custody, and the entire farming community of Springfield in St Mary in mourning.

Dead is 53-year-old Osmund Senior, otherwise called Wayne, farmer of Springfield, St Mary.

Senior’s death come just a month after the siblings had buried their mother, who was interred in a family plot on the same premises.

Deputy Superintendent of Police in charge of St Mary, Dalian Clarke, told The Gleaner that Senior’s elder sibling is in custody and being grilled about the incident.

Clarke said at around 8 o’clock Sunday morning a family friend went to visit Senior and saw his body on his back with wounds to the head, after which the police were summoned.

“The police visited the scene and commenced investigations. The investigations revealed that both brothers resided together. They had a dispute, which escalated into a fight. The suspect is in custody, not yet charged,” Clarke stated.

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