Burn victim Alicia King back home in Jamaica

February 20, 2024
From left are Andre Harris Hotel Manager AC Hotel; Robert White, (second left); Mark White (right), directors of the Sanmerna Foundation, and Stephen Joseph,(centre) Alecia King, (second right) burned victim enter for the Medical update on burn victim Alecia King by Sanmerna Foundation Ltd at the AC Hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Alicia King, the 18-year-old who recently received treatment in the United States for severe burns she got to her body last year, is back in Jamaica following several successful operations. 

She is currently at a press conference at the AC Hotel in St Andrew. 

In August of 2023, King was doused with gasolene and set ablaze as she slept at a relative's house in Redwood, St Catherine. Her injuries were so severe, she had to be airlifted to Shriners Burns Centre in Texas, USA, for life-saving treatment

Her treatment was however marred with several instances of unsurety, including uncontrollable bleeding which doctors could not explain. 

Stephen Joseph, of the Sanmerna Foundation, told the STAR that doctors were moments away from declaring King deceased when a miracle happened.

"There were moments that we thought she was losing the battle as she had some really bad days, but she has pulled through," Joseph said. 

Antwone Grey, the teen's ex-boyfriend accused of setting her on fire, has been listed as a person of interest by the police and is urged to report to the nearest police station.

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