Jamaica Gleaner / A St Catherine man, who chopped his common-law wife to death two years ago, was sentenced to four years in prison when he appeared in the St Catherine Circuit Court last Friday.
Errol Morrison of Pointhill St Catherine, was charged with the murder of Hermalin Bell 42-year-old labourer also of Pointhill.
The court was told that the two had a disagreement when Morrison attacked her with a machete and chopped her all over her body.
She collapse and died on the spot.
Morrison fled the community but later turned himself over to the police who charged him with murder.
He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.