In less than a week, two residents of a Mahoe home have fallen victim to wounds inflicted by a sharp blade.
Police say that Michael Browne, 36, died sometime after midday on Saturday after being stabbed at his home in Mahoe.
Browne, who is also known as “Jumbie Stick” and “Jaro”, was allegedly killed by another resident of the West Kingstown village, which is part of Lowmans Leeward.
Police have taken into custody one of Browne’s neighbours, who residents call “Jason”.
Browne is the brother-in-law of repeat burglar Gregory Decaul, a resident of Mahoe, who was chopped to death in Kelbourne on Monday.Police investigations have revealed that Decaul was met on the property of Clement John of Belair.
As a result of an altercation that ensued between the two men, Decaul was allegedly chopped several times about his body with a cutlass.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
John was, up to Tuesday, in police custody assisting with their investigations.
Browne died at the house where Decaul lived with his girlfriend, who is Browne’s sister.
iWitness News understands that Browne and Decaul had an acrimonious relationship and Browne had often threatened to kill Decaul.
Villagers say Browne celebrated Decaul’s death, doing so as recently as Friday.
They further say that the suspect in the killing had been drinking before the incident on Saturday.
After the death, he is said to have changed his clothes and told villagers that he is going to take his “last drink”, presumably before being taken into custody.
Residents said that the man proceeded to take a drink.
The police, who had been summoned, arrived some time later and took him into custody.
Detectives brought the suspect back to the area as the scene of the killing was being processed.
The police took the man to a house, presumably where he lives.
Browne’s death brings to three the number of killings in St. Vincent since Sunday.
About 9:20 p.m. Sunday, police, responding to a report, met Alex Bradshaw, a 52-year-old labourer, of Fountain, unresponsive on the sidewalk just outside the Coreas Car Park on Lower Bay Street, Kingstown.
He was later pronounced dead at the scene.Police said on Monday that a 55-year-old man was in custody assisting with their investigation.
iWitness News understands that the man, whose name police did not release, had stab wounds and said he sustained them during an altercation with Bradshaw.
The man is said to have gone for medical treatment for his wounds Sunday night and argued that he acted in self-defence.