The police have charged 52-year-old Derron Salmon, an electrician, and farmer of Brompton Lane, St. Elizabeth in relation to the stabbing death of a domestic helper in Brampton district, following an incident on Thursday, July 16.
The deceased is 49-year-old Hilreth Stephenson of Top Hill district also in the parish.
Reports are that about 8:20 am, Salmon, went to a house where Stephenson was working and an argument developed between the two. During the argument, Salmon is reported to have used a knife to stab Stephenson several times before fleeing the scene.
She later died at the hospital.
The charge of murder was laid on Monday, July 20, after Salmon was questioned in the presence of his attorney.
A date for his appearance in court is being finalized.