Man allegedly sets house on fire in Region 8

first_imgThe house of a miner at Tumanturi Village, Potaro River, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), was completely razed by fire between Friday evening and Saturday morning, leaving the lone occupant seeking alternative living arrangements.The building was reportedly set on fire by the suspect, Desmond Derially, who had previously threatened to do so. The house was owned by 45-year-old Donette Doris.Based on reports received, Doris and Derially were consuming alcohol at the El Paso School sports bar when a heated argument erupted between them.It was at that time that the suspect threatened to burn down the victim’s home with her inside. Doris, out of fear, left and went to stay with a friend for the night.However, at about 07:20h on Saturday morning, she was informed that her home had burnt down.Accompanied by the police, Doris went to check on her house, only to see it burnt to the ground. The suspect was arrested but has since denied committing the act.Investigations are continuing.last_img