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Palatka man guilty of torching wife who wanted to stay in U.S.
by Scott Butler
Putnam County jurors convicted a Palatka man Tuesday of setting his wife on fire in March 2010 because she wanted to extend her visa to stay in the United States.
The jury found 41-year-old Khalid Mohd guilty of attempted first-degree murder, arson and aggravated battery causing serious bodily injury.
Assistant State Attorney Jennifer Dunton said it's a miracle that the victim, Rema Jamel, is alive and was able to tell the jury what happened. Mohd told her he wouldn't help her with the visa and intended to bring his second wife from Jordan, where it's legal to have multiple wives, to live in Palatka.
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