There was reportedly no love or anticipation of the New Year dawning in the heart of a 40-year-old man who is alleged to have stabbed his female neighbour multiple times in Sandy Bay, Clarendon on New Year’s Eve.
The deceased has been identified as 59-year-old Julia Carty, a domestic helper of Sandy Bay.
Initial reports are that sometime after 7:00 p.m., Carty was in her yard, when her neighbour approached her with a knife.
He subsequently inflicted several stab wounds to her body.
The injured woman was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Carty’s alleged attacker has since been taken into the police custody, as investigations continue into the incident.
It has not yet been ascertained whether the man now in custody and the victim had any ongoing dispute.