Police believe suspect in baby’s death alive

A teacher, who was chopped and injured in the parish last Thursday, allegedly by her child’s father, is still undergoing treatment in hospital.

At the same time, the police believe that the suspect, who is also accused of killing the child in the same incident, is still alive.

The police and residents had initially theorised that following the incident Shawn McPherson may have jumped to his death in a nearby sinkhole.

However, head of the Manchester Police Division, Superintendent David White told a news sourceyesterday that McPherson could not have survived there for days, and as such his decomposing body would have started emitting an odour.

He said that last week Jamaica Defence Force soldiers and Manchester Fire Department personnel had joined forces with the police to check the sinkhole, but there were no indications that the accused was there.

The Manchester police had reported that at about 6:30 am on June 6 the woman was in a domestic dispute with McPherson, a taxi driver, at the home they shared on McKinley Drive in Mandeville when he chopped her and their eight-month old son with a machete.

Police investigators say they have no knowledge of what caused the dispute between the couple. A 26-year-old man from the United States was arrested and charged fo 1�y��…���