(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 Wednes-day.
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.