Family accuses mentally unstable member of setting deliberate fire

vlcsnap-2013-04-11-20h45m10s213There was a fire this morning on Holy Emmanuel Street in Belize City that destroyed a family’s home and possessions. But what adds to their pain is that one of their own is accused of setting it. Anna Lorenzo, the sister of the accused, says she and other family members were called by a neighbor to come home after they saw smoke from the wooden structure. Unfortunately, they arrived too late to save numerous possessions. The culprit was also still on the scene and hauled off by police afterward. According to Lorenzo, the accused has a history of this sort of behavior.

Anna Lorenzo – Fire Victim:  
vlcsnap-2013-04-11-20h46m13s80My big brother said from yesterday he di try light it.  When we used to live there, so used to light up fire ’bout di place.  
I guess that how he just idle.
Whenever he smoke too much, like it bother he nerves.
So he just start to trip, cuss out people for nothing and like that.  
Everytime we used to call police.   

And Lorenzo says her family was torn apart by his actions.

Anna Lorenzo – Fire Victim:  
vlcsnap-2013-04-11-20h46m39s80I think we may dun expect it now, from the way how he may di behave.  We may dun expect it, ’cause  he like to even light the step, when we may live here.  He light the step, but he out it.  So we may dun kinda figure out that how he may a do it, but we never expect da may so quick after we move out, ’cause we just left from here a couple of weeks.

Investigations into the incident continue.

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