Fight over chair leads to cousin's death

March 14, 2018

The Kingston West police now have a man in custody in relation to the murder of his cousin in the Jones Town community following an altercation last Friday, allegedly over a chair.

The dead man has since been identified as 20-year-old labourer, Wayne Osbourne, of a Spanish Town Road, Kingston 13, address.

Information reaching THE STAR is that detectives are probing the circumstances which led to Osbourne's death.

Reports from the police are that about 3 p.m. Friday, the deceased was playing dominoes when an argument developed.

THE STAR understands that a knife was brought into play and used to stab Osbourne.




He was rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) where he was pronounced dead.

Our news team understands that the accused man was later arrested, and charges are pending. He is to be questioned this week in front of his attorney.

THE STAR gathered that relatives of both men wept uncontrollably following the incident.

"Dem talk to him before him stab him cousin, and him say nobody nuh fi talk to him cause him blood a run hot. Can't believe a this it come to. Over a chair? No sah, a must more than that. Something is wrong," a family member told THE STAR.

Head of the Kingston Western Police Division, Superintendent Howard Chambers, could not be reached for a comment. However, the police's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) confirmed the reports.

The Denham Town police are investigating.

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