Man charged with burning down wife’s Da Silva St. house

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A 45-year-old man who was recently arrested by the police after allegedly torching his reputed wife’s home was on Monday charged with arson; he appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

Kerwin Jarvis pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on October 17, 2017, at Lot 182 Da Silva Street, Georgetown he unlawfully and maliciously set fire to the home of June McAlmont, while she was inside.

Police Prosecutor, Shawn Gonsalves told the court that Jarvis is expected to be charged with a similar offence in relation to another house with was destroyed during the fire.

The court heard that on the day in question, McAlmont returned home from work and met her husband in the house. He locked himself in the bedroom and a few minutes later, he emerged with a quantity of clothing and set it on fire. According to the Prosecutor, Jarvis choked his wife and told her they will both die in the fire. The woman managed to escape by jumping through a window while the defendant broke the door and escaped.  He was remanded until November 13, 2017.

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