Man sets Sophia house alight after row with sibling over clothes


An “A” Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown house was on Tuesday morning set alight by a man, who in 2012 allegedly murdered his elder brother, after he reportedly had an altercation with another sibling.

Leroy Kennedy, 23, reportedly set the flat wooden house owned by the other brother on fire at about 11:40h.

Fire Prevention Officer, Andrew Holder told this publication that Kennedy and the sibling had a huge argument and later an altercation over a piece of clothing earlier on Tuesday.

However when the man and his spouse left their house, the perpetrator allegedly set the house alight; which was gutted in mere minutes.

The couple’s son was in the house at the time of the fire but was rescued by relatives who became alarmed when they saw smoke emanating from the property.

This publication was informed that on Monday night, Kennedy was heard saying that he “could murder again” following an altercation with his brother which is said to be frequent since he was released from prison.

He reportedly wore his brothers clothing which was objected to; angering him.

The suspect is currently being hunted by the Police.

He was charged in 2012 after he allegedly stabbed his 19-year-old brother, Sherwin Kennedy to death following a fight over a pair of pants.

His brother was reportedly quarreling after he saw Kennedy wearing his pants and ordered him to take same off.

This resulted in a heated argument and later a scuffle when Kennedy allegedly took out a knife and chopped his brother.

The now dead man attempted to run to his mother but was stopped in his tracks when Kennedy pelted a knife sticking it into his chest before escaping.

The man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was pronounced dead on arrival.



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