Man charged for murder of 74-year-old woman who was set ablaze

by June 10th, 2019

Police have charged a man in relation to the death of a 74-year-old woman who died from injuries she received when she was set ablaze in April.

Charged for the murder of Evelyn Blair of Lima District, St. James, is Nickala Facey otherwise called ‘Oil Mine’, also of Lima.

Reports are that about 6:00 a.m., On April 25, Ms. Blair was walking along the roadway, when she was approached and attacked allegedly by Facey who had reportedly broken into her home earlier.

He allegedly poured gasoline on her and set her on fire, before escaping in the area.

Miss Blair was taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where she was admitted with burns affecting 98% of her body.

She died on Saturday, April 27.

Facey surrendered to the police on Tuesday, June 4.

He was positively identified during an identification parade on Saturday and was charged following a question and answer session yesterday (June 9).

His court date has not yet been announced.