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Nikeisha Allen, murder victim

An inquest has been ordered into the death of 36-year-old Nikeisha Allen of Simeon Road, Petit Valley.

The instruction was given on Saturday by acting Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Joan Honore-Paul.

According to police on May 23, around 6:15 pm, Allen and her 26-year-old cousin allegedly had an altercation at a residence on Simeon Road, Petit Valley.

Police said the 26-year-old was in the kitchen washing dishes when Allen allegedly threw dirty water on her.

A struggle allegedly ensued and Allen was stabbed.

Around 6:30 pm officers responded to a report of fighting at the residence and were told that Allen had been stabbed and had been taken to the St James Medical Facility by her brother.

She succumbed to her injuries around 7:05 pm while being treated.

Police said four knives along with “other items of evidential value” were recovered from the scene by crime scene personnel.

The suspect, who had been detained by police, was released on May 26, based on the advice of the Acting DPP.

Allen worked as a labourer at the Diego Martin Regional Corporation and was the mother of three children.