Friday 19 July, 2019

Antiguan cop charged with Jamaican woman’s murder in that country

The Antiguan police late last week charged one of its members with the murder of a Jamaican woman in that country on February 7.

The cop, a constable who was on suspension for a matter unrelated to the woman’s death prior to his latest woe, was arrested following an autopsy which determined that Nicoma McFarlane, 25, had been strangled, and had not commit suicide as the scene of her death initially suggested.

The accused is Kasroy Simon, who went through extensive questioning from investigators prior to being charged.

The victim, who went to Antigua last October, was living with her mother who was preparing for major surgery late last month.

On February 7 at around 6:20 p.m., the mother returned from work and found her daughter seemingly dead, with her left wrist slit in two places, and items, including an empty bottle and a razor, close by her.

She was rushed to hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the facility.

The accused man is said to have known McFarlane before she went to Antigua, and the two were reportedly close friends until he allegedly refused to accept her rejection of his efforts to take their relationship to another level.

It is also said that although the relationship between the two was nonsexual, the now accused man had reportedly become very possessive about McFarlane.

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