Clarendon woman injured in blaze set by ex-lover dies

Saturday, November 03, 2018

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THE woman who was injured in the blaze in Mocho, Clarendon, Wednesday after her ex-lover chopped her mother several times and set their house on fire, killing her 16-year-old brother, has died.

Rosalee Campbell, 24, succumbed to her injuries yesterday morning.

Campbell was severely burnt after her jealous ex-lover allegedly torched her home in Stewarton, killing her brother Leroy Hamilton and injuring her 53-year-old mother.

Before setting the house on fire, Campbell's ex-lover, who was later identified by the police as 41-year-old Craig Lawrence after he was found in a section of the community hanging from a tree, forced himself into the house after he was refused entry.

The constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit said the incident took place about 2:25 am.

When the Jamaica Observer visited the community on Wednesday, residents claimed that Lawrence and Campbell had frequent quarrels.

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