A Westmoreland man who was slain, allegedly by his partner, was a serial abuser who often accused his girlfriend of cheating on him, the deceased’s sister has revealed.
The stabbing death of 27-year-old Kemar Williams last Friday was another in a rash of deadly domestic disputes that have occurred in rural Jamaica this year.
Williams, a labourer of Prospect district in Frome, and his 19-year-old girlfriend of Tivoli Gardens, Kingston, got embroiled in a heated argument shortly after 10 p.m. at their home in a section of Frome called Red Hills. It is further reported that Williams started to beat his girlfriend, who allegedly used a knife to stab him in the upper body.
The woman is in custody at the Negril lock-up.
Residents and family members of the deceased said that Williams was obsessed and got into a jealous rage every time her cell phone rang.
“A jus wah day him a beat har like him wah kill har, an mi feel it till mi haffi tek up a piece a board an waa lick him dung,” Jessica Williams, sister of the slain man, told The Gleaner.
“Him beat har till she haffi move out and go back a har yard a Tivoli Gardens, and we nuh blame har because him always a blame har seh she a keep man wid him.”
Jessica Williams said that her mother, who had despaired at the hostile relationship, raised an alarm after she heard Kemar scream.
“Friday, dem did ova a one bar a drink and it look like the jealousy ting start again because when night start come dung, mi mother seh she hear him a beat har over him house,” Jessica said.
When she rushed over to her brother’s house, she saw him lying on the floor with stab wounds.