Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Suspect, 18, charged with setting woman on fire

Pictured: Alliyah Farrell (Photo provided by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service)

Pictured: Alliyah Farrell (Photo provided by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service)

A second person has been charged with the murder of Ellena Dial, who on June 17 succumbed to injuries she sustained in January.

Alliyah Farrell, 18, of Sennon Village, Siparia was charged with the offence, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard SC on Thursday.

Dial, 19, of Riseland Trace, Carnbee was at Kilgwyn Beach on Tuesday, when she was approached by assailants who threw a substance on her and set her on fire.

She was taken to Scarborough General Hospital for treatment for third-degree burns to her face and upper torso.

She was then transferred to the Intensive Care Unit of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex for further treatment, where she died on June 17.

Officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI) arrested Farrell at her home in Siparia on Friday.

She was handed over to investigators who conveyed her to Tobago.

Investigations were spearheaded by W/Supt. Suzette Martin of the HBI, while the operation was led by ACP (Ag) Inraj Balram and supervised by Sgt Mark Hernandez of SORT.

Farrell was charged by W/Sgt Sterling of the Crown Point Police Station on Friday 21.

She is expected to appear before a Scarborough Magistrate on Monday to answer to the charge.

Antonio Marcelle, 20, of Tobago was charged on August 17.

He appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate on August 18 to answer the charge.

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