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Tuesday, August 9

JEALOUS MAN SETS WOMAN ON FIRE - Tried to hold her as she burned

Jamaica Star "An attempted murder suicide in Westmoreland over the weekend has left a couple hospitalised, THE STAR has learnt.

The incident happened on Ricketts Street in Savanna-la-Mar.

Information reaching THE STAR is that about 6 a.m. on Saturday, a man, in a fit of jealous rage, set ablaze his common-law wife while she was asleep.

It is reported that the woman who had moments earlier retired to bed after attending a party was awoken to her clothes on fire.

It is further reported that the woman who tried to escape from the room was allegedly held by her common-law husband.

The common-law-husband was also reportedly on fire.

Meanwhile, neighbours who heard the woman crying for help later assisted the woman to escape."