AN EARLY MORNING family dispute at Country Park Towers, St Michael, yesterday ended with a 38-year-old carpenter battling for his life after being doused with an inflammable liquid and set afire.
Michael Jefferson Albert was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) just after 7 a.m. with severe burns to his body. His brother, 27-year-old Greville Headley, was also detained at the QEH with burns to his neck and hand. However, his condition was described as not being life-threatening.
Neighbours reported hearing a loud quarrel in the two-storey National Housing Corporation (NHC) unit prior to the incident.
“I hear them quarrelling and then I heard someone shouting out, ‘Yuh catch afire me!’ and when I look out, I see Jeff [Albert] running with the fire all over he,” an eyewitness told the DAILY NATION.
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