Teenager sets 91-year-old man on fire

Teenager sets 91-year-old man on fire
Published: 2016 October 03 18:52:30 (9999 Views)
An 18-year-old man killed a 91-year-old Second World War veteran by beating him, then dousing him with gasoline and setting him on fire.

George Steward has been sentenced to between 30 and 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to the second-degree murder of his next door neighbour Paul Monchnik last month.

In court, Steward appeared to show remorse, describing his victim as a 'good man'.



He said: 'Each and every day I wish I could take it back.

'I'm sorry for the loss I caused their family, for the heartache I put in their hearts. Hopefully one day they can find it in their hearts to forgive me.'

His sister Taige Steward said he was not a 'monster', while family friend Tyrone Davison said the family wants to appeal the sentence.

Mr Monchnik, who lived alone next door to Steward and his grandfather, repaired televisions after the Second World War.



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