D'Andra Taylor
  • ‘Mad’ suspect in custody

Noelita Lawrence – Staff Reporter


A man, reportedly of unsound mind, is now in police custody following the fatal stabbing of a woman in Rose Heights, St. James on the weekend.

The dead female is 30-year-old D’Andra Taylor, a construction worker of Snake Lane, Rose Heights.

It’s reported that about 6:35 a.m. on Saturday, Taylor was in her yard tending to her Ford Fiesta motorcar when the suspect approached her, telling her she could not drive out his vehicle.

Taylor reportedly ignored him and the man then pulled a knife, which he used to inflict a stab wound to her neck. The injured woman was rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where she died about an hour later while undergoing treatment.

Two knives were taken from the scene by the police.

Unconfirmed reports to the Western Mirror are that the suspect has been causing problems in the area for some time now.

A resident of the area who gave his name only as ‘Kirky’ said Taylor was one of the nicest persons living in the community.

“She a one ah dem people deh, you see me, nobody round here nuh have a bad word to say about har, she is really nice, full of joy and spirit… it just sad seh dis happen… a long time she live round here and did just an easy girl, real easy”,‘Kirky’ noted.