T&T man on trial for setting wife on fire …he didn’t like the food, the State alleges

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(Trinidad Express) A man who allegedly set his wife on fire because he did not want the meal of patchoi and roti she was cooking went on trial on Wednesday.

Accused Levi Dolloway. Photo by Trevor Watso

Welder Levi Dolloway, 37, who is also known as Roger, was charged with the murder of Arlene Fraser-Dolloway.

It was alleged that in the early morning of June 7, 2008 Fraser-Dolloway, 26, sustained second and third degree burns to the upper part of her body.

She died ten days later at hospital.

The couple was married for eight-and-a-half years and had two children, ages four years and two months old.

Dolloway’s defence is that it was an accident.

In opening the State’s case, prosecutor Sabrina Dougdeen-Jaglal told jurors they would have to consider whether it was accidental or whether Fraser-Dolloway was deliberately set on fire.

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