A woman was stabbed and chopped to death at the weekend after a dispute with her common-law husband escalated in the community of Clarke’s Town, Trelawny.

Dead is 31-year-old Nickeisha Keeling of the same community.

Reports from the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit, CCU, are that about 11:30pm on Saturday, Keeling and her common-law husband were having a dispute when he inflicted several stab wounds to her body.

The common-law-husband then proceeded to inflict multiple chop wounds to Keeling’s upper body.

Keeling was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The common-law husband subsequently turned himself in to the police yesterday morning.

His identity has been withheld pending investigations.