When Sanique Francis got word that the man suspected of killing her sister and nephew earlier this week was killed, she was in disbelief. And even after the news was confirmed by her mother, her family's pain remains the same.
"I am somewhat happy that he was killed, but it doesn't ease the pain of what we are going through. Our family is numb with grief, and we have to be all over the place trying to get things in place for my other nephew, who is currently in the hospital. I am relieved him dead and gone though," she said.
Reports from the Watt Town police are that at about 1:45 a.m., Orville Scarlett was attacked by residents who chopped him several times.
The police were summoned, and he was seen lying in the back of a yard with chop wounds all over his body. He was taken to the St Ann's Bay Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Scarlett was named as the main suspect for the chopping death of his former girlfriend, Allisha Francis, and her son, Jahmarnie Jackson on Tuesday night in Linton Park, St Ann. The incident also left the woman's 12-year-old son battling for life.
Since the vicious attack, a manhunt was launched for Scarlett, although the police had implored the residents not to take matters into their own hands.
As news circulated of Francis' death, rumours began swirling that the deceased only got involved with Scarlett because he had received an insurance settlement following an accident. However, her sister has rubbished the claims, stating that they were a couple before he was awarded the money. She added that Scarlett had accused her sister of withdrawing money from his bank account, causing her to spend little over a month behind bars.
"He had given her his pin and gave her access to all his money. When they broke up, he told a lie that she had stolen money from his account and she spent time behind bars. But we had repaid him even more than what he said she took. He was a heartless man," she said.