Widow of slain Taxi man speaks out

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The widow of the slain taxi driver, Keeno Britton is this afternoon recounting the distressing moment last evening when she was told her husband had died.

Nastacia Tomlinson Britton spoke this morning in a gas station in Halfway Tree where several Duhaney Park taxi operators convened.

Britton’s co-workers in a bid to send a signal regarding the fatal stabbing have withdrawn their services today.

It resulted in several commuters being stranded for hours this morning.

Mr. Britton was reportedly fatally stabbed in Duhaney Park last evening during an altercation with a Jamaica Urban Transit Company, JUTC, bus driver.

Mrs. Britton stood among several of her husband’s co-workers and family members this morning in Half Way Tree as she sought strength from those who knew him well.

Among the group was also the mother of one of Mr. Britton’s young children.

Both women openly consoled each other.

Mrs. Britton recalls being called last evening from a passenger in the vehicle who told her about the incident.

Mrs. Britton says she ran some distance in the rain seeking transportation to get to the hospital.

Last night after returning home, Mrs. Britton says her husband’s mother wept for hours.

The distraught widow says she’ll now have to take up the duty of being the main breadwinner for the family.

The Brittons were married for just over two years but knew each other since primary school.

Meanwhile, a close co-worker of Mr. Britton says a majority of the Duhaney Park taxi drivers are striking in protest because their colleague didn’t deserve to die the way he did last evening.

Staff Reporter

news@lbcnewsjm.com

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