‘Friendly fire’ suspected to have left 83-year-old woman homeless
Created : 1 April 2018
Fire believed to be the work of an arsonist, destroyed a three-apartment concrete dwelling house at Tryall district in St Elizabeth last week, leaving an elderly woman homeless.
Reports are that about 3:00 p.m., Attirella Gayle, an 83-year-old pensioner, was at home in Tryall with her 25-year-old grandson, Adrian Bennett, who is a labourer and is said to be mentally challenged
The two reportedly had an argument, during which Bennett threatened to burn the house down.
Shortly after, smoke was seen coming from a section of the house.
The Junction Fire Department was alerted, and the fire was extinguished by a team of fire personnel.
No one was injured by the blaze.
The Junction police are investigating the incident.