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Father succumbs to stab wounds


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Father succumbs to stab wounds

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Shakira Mayers last spoke to her boyfriend Jabar Lashley on Monday evening when she contacted him to pick her up from work at 5 p.m. He never showed up.

Lashley, 29, was involved in an altercation at Gunsite Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael, and was stabbed. He was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he died after 10 p.m.

“Last time I saw him alive was on Monday morning when he took me to work. We spoke about 4:30 yesterday [Monday] evening when I called him to let him know to collect me from work for 5 p.m.,” his girlfriend said.

Mayers said when she first heard the news, she did not think it was that serious, but made her way to the hospital immediately.

“It’s only when I got at the hospital around 6 p.m. that I knew something was wrong. There was so much traffic on the road so it took me a while to get there.

“The doctors spoke to us after 10 and told us things weren’t looking good. He was just there with machines helping him to breathe. I stayed all night hoping that he would wake up; then we were told he was gone,” she said, fighting back tears. (DB) 

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