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Man accused of lighting woman afire says ‘yo go hear ye truth’

Man accused of lighting woman afire says ‘yo go hear ye truth’


The man who has been charged with attempting to murder a Biabou woman by lighting her afire says he has made up his mind to tell the truth.

“Yo go hear ye truth and nothing but the truth. I done mek up my mind,” he said with a smile, as he left the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday after being charged.

Pedro Ashton is charged that on August 13, with the intent to commit murder on Monique Clarke of

Biabou, he did an act which is merely preparatory to the commission of the offence.

Ashton, a 33-year-old labourer of Biabou, was not allowed to plead, as the matter is an indictable one.

The prosecution objected to bail on the grounds that the virtual compainant suffered first and second degree burns to 85 per cent of her body, from her head to her lower extremeties and was unable to see from her left eye.

Prosecutor Station Seregant Elgin Richards stated that the virtual complainant was warded at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) and was in critical condition.

Ashton was remanded in custody.

The matter was transferred to the Serious Offences Court and will next be heard on September 4.(JWC)