Jermaine Jones, 21, a fisherman of Banak Street, is tonight listed in a critical but stable condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after being stabbed about 68 times in the body by two knife-wielding brothers who apparently lured Jones from a party he was attending.
Police have not released the names of two brothers whom they are seeking in connection with the stabbing. The motive for the crime, at this time, is uncertain.
Sometime around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, police responded to reports of an altercation on Gibnut Street. When they arrived they saw Jones bleeding profusely from a huge number of stab wounds to the back, neck and face.
Police learned that Jones was on Gibnut Street when he was attacked by the two brothers.
Jones was rushed to the KHMH, where he underwent surgery.
Relatives of the victim whom we spoke with today, tell us that Jones may have been stabbed at least 68 times – 62 times in the back; once in the chest area, near the rib cage; once to the left side of the neck; once by his left temple, once on the top of his head, and at least twice behind the right ear.
It was a hideous sight, said his mother, Dawn Jones, 44, when she saw her son so cruelly stabbed, and she could not help but cry out in anguish.
Incredibly, at press time tonight he is still alive.
Jermaine underwent surgery that same morning for his injuries, and the doctors at the KHMH told Dawn that one of her son’s lungs had collapsed. The doctors have not mentioned any damage to his heart or other vital organs.
Dawn, still in shock, told us that her son was at their Banak Street home around 2:00 a.m. She remembered that he told her that he was taking a ride, and would return in five minutes.
Jermaine didn’t make it back home. He went to a party near 123rd, an area located on Curassow Street.
Jermaine told his mother that while at the party, two men, both brothers, approached him and asked him to go with them to buy weed. He went with them
A short while into the journey, while they were on Gibnut Street, Jermaine told his mother, the two men just suddenly attacked him. They both had knives.
According to Dawn, her son said he knows a brother of the two men, but did not know the two who tried to kill him. Jermaine told his mother that he does not know why anyone would want him dead.