FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Two juveniles have been arrested for the gruesome murder of 79-year-old retired nurse Hyacinth Hayden, who was fatally stabbed at her Green Park home New Year’s Eve.
According to a highly placed police source, the two boys, who are both 16 years old, are expected to be charged by today. The source said the boys, who reside in Green Park, were taken into custody on Saturday.
One of the boys is said to live in close proximity to the Haydens.
On New Year’s Eve, Ashley Hayden, husband of the slain retired nurse, said shortly after 3:00 pm he left the family home to purchase a phone card and other items for his wife at a community shop.
He said that on his return about 15 minutes later, he discovered the blood-drenched body of his wife slumped on the kitchen step. She was found with multiple stab wounds to the upper body, he said.
“… Her mouth [was] open and [there was] blood all over her chest. They (attackers) must have been around watching me. Is only someone who know that the dog was chained and could only reach a certain distance that could have done it,” said Hayden. “When me come back the dog a raise hell,” he told the Jamaica Observer.
There was speculation that the killer or killers, who might have been known to the retired nurse, lurked near her house until her husband left the premises.
Hayden said the house was ransacked and drawers pulled out, which suggested that the killers may have been searching for money and other valuables.
The senior citizen was the 22nd murder in the Trelawny Police Division in 2014, and the 1,005th and final nationally, for the year.