Brothers held after uncle’s death from dispute over ‘chicks’

The Trelawny police have taken two brothers into custody in connection with the death of an uncle of theirs who succumbed to injuries he allegedly sustained during a domestic dispute with the two nephews on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as 50- year-old labourer, Clive Clarke, of New Road district, Trelawny.

Reports are that about 2:20pm on Sunday, an argument developed between Clarke and his two nephews over missing baby chicks belonging to the brothers’ mother.

It is alleged that during the argument, a blunt object was used to hit the 50-year-old farmer to the upper part of his body, causing serious injuries.

The police were summoned and upon their arrival, Clarke was found in the suspects’ yard lying on his back in an unconscious state with blood oozing from a head wound.

The injured man was transported to the Percy Junior Hospital in Spalding, Manchester, where he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.

Both suspects were subsequently taken into police custody.

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