Man gets 21 years for killing sister he set on fire

Brian Haywood

Brian Haywood will be spending the next 21 years in jail for killing his sister, whom he set alight, over an argument about missing sandals.

Initially indicted with the capital offence, the man opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter for the killing of Samantha Schwartz on November 21, 2013 at Sophia, which was accepted by the court and state some two weeks ago.

At his sentencing yesterday at the High Court in Georgetown, Haywood begged for mercy, while stating that he was sorry for the loss of life…..

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