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Student charged with attempted murder in CASE fire

Published: Thursday March 21, 2013 | 11:13 am Comments 0
One of the rooms on the male dormitory that was set on fire at CASE this morning. - Gareth Davis Photo.
One of the rooms on the male dormitory that was set on fire at CASE this morning. - Gareth Davis Photo.

Gareth Davis, Gleaner Writer

College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) student Romario Bacchus is to appear in court tomorrow, after being charged with attempted murder and arson in relation to yesterday’s fire at the institution.

The police have charged the 18-year-old, after he confessed to setting the fire which resulted in the injury of four persons.

He was questioned in the presence of his attorney Richard Harris, then charged with four counts of attempted murder and one count of arson.

The fire affected two rooms on the male dormitory at the college’s West campus facility shortly after 2 o’clock.

Four persons were trapped inside two rooms but a security guard and students knocked out the windows and rescued them.

The security guard said they then used a garden hose to put out the blaze.

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