Inmate charged for stabbing death of another Loop Jamaica

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An inmate at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Facility has been charged with murder following the stabbing death of another at the lockup.

Charged is 30-year-old Dimitri Clarke, an inventory clerk of McWhinney Street, Kingston, while 43-year-old Melvin Hill, a higgler of Pleasant Hill in Clarendon is deceased.

Reports from the Elletson Road Police are that at about 9:15 am, on Friday, June 16, the inmates were released from lockdown. Shortly after a fight ensued between the two men during which, Clarke allegedly used a metal object to stab Hill in the chest.

Hill was subsequently pronounced dead at the hospital.

A court date is being arranged for Clarke to answer the charge.

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