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The community of ‘Top Temple’ around Glasspole Avenue in Rockfort, east Kingston, was in mourning last week after a man stabbed his brother to death last Wednesday night, traumatising residents who looked on.

The residents told The Sunday Gleaner that 23-year-old Akeem Wilks was involved in a dispute with his brother, who he claimed had worn his new merino without permission.

The two reportedly drew knives and started stabbing at each other as other relatives and residents tried to separate them.

According to the reports, the dispute started inside the family house about 9 p.m. and spilt on to Glasspole Avenue as it escalated. Wilks was then chased and stabbed in the neck and head by his brother, whose name is being withheld.


According to the residents, the brothers shared the same father but had different mothers. Wilks reportedly invited his brother to live with him and his mother after things were not working out for his sibling in Clarendon.

“Him ran away from Clarendon come here and him brother take him up and him come and kill the woman one pickney,” mourned Arlene Thompson as she pointed to blood stains on her shop walls, last Thursday.

“Akeem have a three-year-old daughter, and the little girl stand up right here so and watch her uncle a kill her father. There was blood everywhere, and when him move him hand from him neck, it just a spray out so,” said Thompson.

“Everybody feel it for that youth because everybody loved him. They don’t have anything bad to say about him,” continued a distraught Thompson.

Last Thursday, young men in the area said that they saw what was happening but could not have intervened in the fight.

“You can’t part people if them swinging knives, especially two brothers. He will say that you are trying to stop him from kill him brother and turn on you,” said one male resident.

“We always try to part or stop the fight dem, but last night (Wednesday), when you see knife a swing, we can’t stop that,” offered another young man.

Last Friday, the police reported that the accused brother, who residents said was also injured in the fracas, had been taken into custody.

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  • Oh God, what a wicked senseless act.

    Anonymous July 8, 2018 12:24 pm Reply
  • I find the residents responses truly disturbing and the fact that his daughter witnessed her uncle killing her dad. Even in the aftermath of the stabbing none of the residents killed the brother? Very very odd that is why people do not sorry for mawga dawg why the f**k he offered his crosses half brother a kotch with him for? Now this germs kill the woman only child. SMH…this is JAMAICA won’t catch me napping tho.

    thisisjamaica July 8, 2018 1:12 pm Reply
  • Before the residents use piece a board or two rock stone and lick dun the two a dem same time. Send both a them a hospital since u can’t part the fight.

    Unu stand up and watch one kill one.

    Nicky July 8, 2018 1:40 pm Reply
  • Senseless act of violence.

    Bad and Boujee July 8, 2018 2:14 pm Reply
  • How people WATCH these things is beyond me. But of course we live in an age of “instant stardom” wey everybody ah look fi video sumn live or snap sumn for YouTube and all over. The “poorest man” ah Jamaica beggy beggy but have latest iPhone or android . Dem never want intervene because dem was on live and laughing til dem see real blood ah spray. Dyam eediot dem

    Anonymous July 8, 2018 5:38 pm Reply
  • Why dem neva throw some big stone an bokkle pon dem?

    Smj July 8, 2018 6:16 pm Reply
  • The report said that they both drew knives and started stabbing at each other … I guess it was a case of “mi a kill yuh before yuh kill mi” Not sure who drew the weapon first …..but either way … is a sad way to die over nonsense. I’m sure they started arguing before weapons were drawn … they could have just argued it out or fight it out ….man to man…..fist to fist. I used to wear my sister’s brand new clothes all the time and all she ever did was get mad at me and cry. Sigh. Times have really changed. There’s no love in the hearts of men anymore. Sad. RIP young man. I hope you went to jail in his merino.

    MAMACITA July 8, 2018 6:43 pm Reply

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