Man gets 15 years for fatal burning of wife

Melroy Simpson

Melroy Simpson was yesterday afternoon sentenced to 15 years behind bars by Justice James Bovell-Drakes, for the killing of his reputed wife Carmelita Jones whom he burnt in 2012 after an argument over milk.

Initially indicted with the capital offence, Simpson earlier this month pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of manslaughter, thereby admitting to the unlawful killing of the mother of four on September 18th, 2012.

His sentence had been deferred for a probation report which was presented yesterday…..

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