Monday 9 December, 2019

Man dies after being set on fire weeks ago

A man who was set on fire during a lime earlier this month has succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased was identified as Sean Solomon from Tobago.

According to police reports, on the morning of November 2, Solomon was liming with a group of friends at a bar in St Joseph, when there was a confrontation.

During the confrontation, the individual allegedly threw a flammable substance on Solomon and set him on fire.

He managed to put out the flames by rolling on the ground.

However, despite repeated calls from persons at the bar for him to go to the hospital, Solomon allegedly said he was fine, and jumped in his vehicle to go to his apartment.

However, while driving along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, it is suspected that he passed out from the pain and crashed his car near Massy Stores in Trincity.

The injured man was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, where he was treated.

However, on Sunday, he succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect had been previously held for this incident.

However, now the inquiries will be treated as though it is a homicide, and investigators are to determine if the suspect will now be charged with the offence of murder.

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