The man who is alleged to have taken the life of Althea Henry and seriously wounded her son, Tajmar Francis, will make his first court appearance today, June 24, in the St. John’s Magistrates Court.
The Police have charged Linsome Anthony Boyd with murder and attempted murder, following two incidents that occurred on Sunday afternoon, June 20, at Cashew Hill.
Boyd is alleged to have slashed Henry’s throat in their Cashew Hill home and attacked her son after he returned home from running an errand.
The young man – who relatives tell REAL News is 15 years old, and not 21 – is a patient at the Mount St. John Medical Centre and said to be in stable condition.
He reportedly sustained injuries to the back of his head and to his back, which Boyd is alleged to have inflicted with a mini cutlass.
Boyd, 58, was charged late Wednesday, June 23 – the second time he has been charged with a serious offence.
In 2017, the Jamaican national was accused of attempted murder for trying to kill Henry, his girlfriend, whom he had left for dead in a Radio Range pasture.
After beating her about the head and face – reportedly with a rock left at the scene – Boyd covered Henry’s body with cardboard boxes and left her along a footpath, where she was subsequently discovered.
Henry, who was 47 years old at the time of the attack, reportedly begged for leniency, telling prosecutors she had forgiven Boyd and did not wish to proceed with prosecution. The case against him was subsequently dropped.
Henry is the country’s third murder victim this year.