St James Man Charged with Murder after Setting Elderly Woman on Fire

Jamaica Crime News, St James: A St James man has been charged with the murder of an elderly woman, who he doused with gasoline and set on fire, after attempting to rape her at her home in Lima district, St James on April 25.

Nickala Facey, otherwise called ‘Oil Mine’ of Lima District, is charged with the murder of 74-year-old Evelyn Blair, also of Lima District in St James.

Reports are that shortly after 3:00 a.m. on Thursday, the elderly woman was at her house in Lima district, when she was attacked by Facey who made sexual advances at her.

Blair managed to fight off her attacker and raised an alarm, resulting in him fleeing the scene.

About 6:30 a.m., the elderly woman was walking along the roadway in the vicinity of her home, when she was again attacked by Facey, who held on to her, pour gasoline over her body and set her on fire.

Residents in the community ran to her assistance and Facey fled the scene.

The Adelphi police were summoned and upon their arrival, they found the woman in critical condition, with over 90% burns to her body.

She was rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where she was treated and admitted in serious condition.

She succumbed to her injuries on April 27.

Facey surrendered to the police on Saturday, June 4 and was positively identified during an identification Parade on Saturday, June 8. He was charged yesterday, following a question and answer session.

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