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Portmore welder convicted for burning ex-girlfriend to death

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Portmore welder convicted for burning ex-girlfriend to death

A welder from Portmore, St Catherine was on Thursday found guilty of the horrific murder of his ex-girlfriend in October 2011.

Christopher Locke, 38, was convicted by a jury of seven for the killing of Sanchez Clayton, who succumbed to extensive burns that were sustained after her house was set ablaze with her inside the structure.

The allegations against Locke were that he had threatened the now deceased woman, who previously shared an intimate relationship with him, which ended in intense animosity.

Locke was accused of setting fire to Clayton’s home at Monza, Greater Portmore in St Catherine with her inside the dwelling.

The act resulted in Clayton, 25, sustaining burns all over her body, from which she died from complications some time after.