A 28-YEAR-OLD Mount Darwin woman attempted to kill her husband in arson after she accused him of infecting her with HIV/AIDS.
The woman who can not be named for ethical reasons was sentenced to five years in jail by Bindura regional magistrate, Amos Mbobo yesterday.
The magistrate wholly suspended the sentence on condition that she performs 840 hours of community service.
The woman pleaded with court not to sent her to jail saying she committed the case in anger after contracting the deadly disease.
“Your worship l did commit the crime under anger, this man is HIV positive and was not telling me the truth. l then saw Antiretroviral drugs (ARV) stashed in a sack and l could not control my temper,” lamented the woman.
Prosecutor Ngoni Kaseke told the court that on October 23, the woman came home late and had a misunderstanding with her husband before setting the bedroom hut on fire where the husband was sleeping in.
The husband tried to get out through the door but it was locked from outside.
He managed to break the door and escaped. He then tried to save a some property from burning and was burnt on his back in the process.
The value of the property destroyed is $37 525.