07 December 2018
A 13-year-old boy is now in police custody and is being questioned in relation to the death of a woman said to be his mother in Bethel Town, Westmoreland.
The deceased woman has been identified as 44-year-old Petrenia Grace McDonald.
Gary McKenzie, superintendent in charge of the division, said police received reports that about 8:00 pm on Wednesday, the woman was stabbed multiple times and her throat slashed.
Police said they went to the area and, during a search, the teenager was taken in for questioning in relation to the incident.
The macabre murder has sent shock waves across the rustic community.