Residents itching for jungle justice after woman, son killed by ex-lover

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Residents of the usual quiet community of Linton Park are now irate and threatening to administer their own form of justice on the accused man despite police personnel being active in the rural community and its surroundings, as they seek to calm boiling tensions there.

It is reported that Francis had ended her relationship with Scarlett over a year ago.

However, he had vowed to take revenge on the woman for her decision.

Police reports are that on Tuesday at about 10:00 p.m., Francis and her three children were walking home when they were pounced upon by a man.

The man, who is believed to have been Scarlett, attacked and chopped Francis before turning the machete he wielded on the children.

The third child, said to be a seven-year-old girl, escaped unharmed.

The injured persons were assisted to a hospital, where Francis and Teco were pronounced dead.

Since news of the heinous crime has spread, social media sites, including Facebook, have exploded with posts condemning the horrific acts.

One social media user, a Facebook poster, described Alesha Francis as an excellent mother.

"She always a try for her children and God know she don't deserve to be killed. What you leave her two young children to do? A hope dem ketch the killer. It wicked!" The social media user said.

For some, the news came too soon amid the nation mourning the death of 14-year-old Yetenya Francis of Arnett Gardens in South St Andrew. Yetenya, a promising student of Kingston Technical High School, is suspected to have been raped before she was murdered and her body set ablaze after she went missing last Thursday night.