A St Andrew farmer who had been on the run since 2012 after he allegedly chopped and killed his wife during a domestic dispute at their home in Mavis Bank, was remanded when he apppeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday.
The police have not indicated what had caused the dispute, which led to the death of 50-year-old businesswoman Vinette Nixon.
But a witness told the police that he had an intimate affair with Nixon and that her husband, 54-year-old Desmond Nixon, had threatened him.
Reports are that on September 29, the couple had an altercation and Nixon allegedly used a machete to chop his wife several times in her head and on her wrist and fingers.
It is further alleged that Nixon then locked up his home and when neighbours who had heard the commotion asked him what kind of “almshouse” he was keeping up, he told them that he used his machete to slap his wife two times and she went to sleep.
Nixon then reportedly drove his wife’s car to the City Centre Police Station in downtown Kingston, and told the police that his wife will pick up the car in the morning.
About 1:00 am the following day, relatives found Nixon’s body in her home.
However, by this time, her husband had already fled the community.
The police arrested Nixon last month and when his matter came up in court yesterday, his lawyer CJ Mitchell was absent. As a result he was remanded for his matter to be mentioned in court on Monday.