Alleged arsonist to stand trial for Sophia murders

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Gavin Graham

JUSTICE Navindra Singh is expected to commence the High Court trial into the murders of two ‘C’ Field, Sophia residents, who were killed when an arsonist set fire to their home in 2015.

Gavin Graham, 52, is currently on remand for the indictment, which alleged that on January 2, 2015, at Lot 6036 ‘C’ Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, he murdered Towobola Abrams, 38, and her stepfather Clifford Sampson, 68, by setting their home afire.
Come April 24, 2019, a 12-member jury will be empanelled for the trial.

According to reports, Graham is the ex-lover of Towobola Abrams. On the day in question, it is alleged that Graham set Abrams’s Sophia home on fire and made good his escape. Sampson was trapped in the home and was burnt alive, while Abrams died at the Georgetown Public Hospital while receiving treatment for burns.

Graham, who was reportedly seen by neighbours at the scene, was later arrested with minor burns about his arms and other parts of his body.