The body of 65-year-old livestock farmer Patsy Donaldson-Powell was discovered by her children at about 6:00pm on Saturday, February 29th.
According to police reports Ms. Donaldson Powell was killed by a 76-year-old man with whom she had a child.
Police say they received credible evidence from eyewitnesses who stated that the accused was at her home earlier that evening engaging in abusive behavior towards her.
Her children conformed that the accused man has had a history of abusing her even though he is married with children with whom he resides in Junction District, Saint Elizabeth.
Members of the deceased woman’s family reported that the police have been called more than once because the accused would beat her.
They noted that whenever the man was warned by the police, he would return the next day and beg their mother to take him back”.