Skip to comments.Jamaica mother, daughter found beheaded at home
Posted on 07/21/2011 4:25:10 AM PDT by massmike
A mother and daughter were beheaded Wednesday by attackers who invaded their home in a gritty area outside Jamaicas capital, near where a wanted 18-year-old gang member was found with his head chopped off earlier this week.
The decapitated bodies of Charmaine Rattray and her 19-year-old daughter, Joyette Lynch, were found on a bed inside their home, investigators said. Their heads were not found.
On Monday, 18-year-old Scott Thomas, a reputed member of the Clansman gang named by police as a suspect in several killings, was beheaded in his Spanish Town home by a group of men armed with guns and machetes. A relative was unharmed.
To avenge a death, Jamaican gangs sometimes will murder someone who merely lives in a neighborhood controlled by perceived enemies, and not specifically target a member of a rival gang.
Some residents in the crime-ridden area fled their homes after Wednesdays slayings of the two women, fearing for their lives.
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Muslim, Mexican or Black Crime.
“Some residents in the crime-ridden area fled their homes”
So they left Jamaica, mon?
Where does this Jamaican tendency to chopping off heads come from?
I used to live in a very Jamaican neighborhood and when they’d get really angry they’d vow to “cut your d*mn head off!”
It amazes me that Americans still go to either Jamaica (or Mexico for that matter) for vacation. There’s a good chance of getting killed or robbed.
Theres a good chance of getting killed or robbed.
Might as well stay home...
Yeah, but it’s so boring to get stabbed or shot. Why not “go for the headlines” and risk a really noteworthy death such as beheading or skinned alive. /s
I feel more multicultural every day.
That is not true, Mexico maybe but Jamaica I have been to many times and feel very safe there. I have driven around Kingston and MoBay and the Jamaican people are some of the nicest and most decent people you would ever want to meet. Jamaicans generally leave white tourists alone, but they can be be vicious to other rival gangs on the island.
Much of the criminal element in Jamaica migrated to Canada a few years back.
I am in Jamaica now. Having a wonderful time! Almost all the people I have met are Christian, kind, and peaceful. I am not doubting the drug violence in some areas, but not everywhere.
Owning and being handy with machetes (all that sugar cane cutting must be great training)? You use what ya gots.
“One Love.....One Heart......”
Very, very true. A number of Asian martial arts implements like nunchaku were developed from agricultural implements when the peasantry were banned from possessing swords and other conventional weapons.
The nunchaku has always reminded me of a flail - two pieces of stick connected by a length of rope or chain.
“A flail is an agricultural tool used for threshing to separate grains from their husks.” (Wikipedia)
Isn’t diversity great.
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