Alleged arsonist in DaSilva Street fire further remanded

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Kerwin Jarvis

A 45-year-old man who is charged for torching his reputed wife’s home in October, was on Monday further remanded to prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Kerwin Jarvis made his second court appearance before Magistrate Latchman and was further remanded, after having his bail application refused again.

Jarvis is charged for the torching of his reputed wife, June McAlmont’s home on October 17, 2017, at Lot 182 Da Silva Street, Georgetown. He has since denied the allegation.
The matter is adjourned until November 25, for a report.

It is reported that on the day in question, McAlmont returned home from work and met her husband in the house. He locked himself in the bedroom and a few minutes later, he emerged with a quantity of clothing and set it on fire.

Jarvis reportedly choked his wife and told her they will both die in the fire. The woman managed to escape by jumping through a window while the defendant broke the door and escaped.