Portland man fatally stabs common-law wife, torches house

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Portland man fatally stabs common-law wife, torches house

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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PORTLAND, Jamaica — The Portlandpolice are probing the circumstances surrounding the murder of a woman and the subsequent arson of her home on Tuesday, August 20.

Dead is50-year-old Maureen Johnsonof Olivier Housing Scheme, Buff Bay in the parish.

According to the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit, Johnson and her common-law husband had a dispute about 10:00 pm when she was fatally stabbed. It is alleged that he then set the house on fire.

The police and fire department were summoned andaftercooling down operations Johnson's charred remains were seen among the debris, the police said.

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