Devi sentenced to life imprisonment

Marianne Premila Devi after being sentenced at the Suva High Court yesterday. Picture: JONA KONATACI

THE 43-YEAR-OLD woman  who murdered  her de-facto partner  by  setting him alight was today sentenced  to life imprisonment.

Marianne Devi threw a bowl of kerosene on her husband  from head to toe and set him on fire.

The incident  took place in November  2016.

High Court judge Justice Salesi Temo while delivering  the sentence today said there were other ways in which Devi could have resolved the matter but she chose murder.

Devi will need to serve a minimum  of 17 years before she can apply  for presidential  pardon.