Saturday 28 March, 2020

Man in court for setting woman afire

A Tobago man who allegedly set a woman on fire, has been charged with attempted murder. 

Antonio Marcelle of Les Coteaux, appeared before the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court. 

Sgt Sterling was the charging officer. 

After further submissions the matter was adjourned and is expected to be recalled on March 4. 

The victim, 19-year-old Ellena Dial, remains hospitalized following the incident which allegedly took place on the night of January 28. 

Police were told that Dial was attacked by two men at Kilgwyn Extension, Canaan, Tobago, during which, she was doused with a flammable substance and set on fire. 

The teenager ran to a nearby restaurant and sought assistance.

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