The man who was arrested after allegedly slashing the throat of his pregnant girlfriend, 21 year-old Tashika McKay, in Rhoden Hall, Clarendon on Sunday June 19, 2021, was found unresponsive in his jail cell on Monday, and has been confirmed dead by police sources.
It is believed that the suspect, Markland ‘CJ’ Hayles who is 20-year-old took his own life while in custody at the Lionel Town Police Station in the parish.
It was reported that Hayles slashed her throat during a dispute at her house, and fled the scene. Relatives later discovered her lifeless body lying on a bed.
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However; according to Gleaner Reports Hayles’ mother Claire Bailey is disputing claims that her son killed himself. Bailey said she arrived at the Lionel Town lockup about 10:00 a.m. today with clothing for her son and was denied entry to his cell. She claimed that while at the station, she saw police personnel putting her son’s body into a service vehicle and driving away from the property.
Bailey, who is currently at the Lionel Town Hospital where her son was pronounced dead, told The Gleaner that she was awaiting the arrival of personnel from the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) who are expected to launch a probe into the circumstances surrounding her son’s death.