Man Charged with Murdering His Elderly Roommate in Fatal Queens Fire

NY Post - September 05, 2019

by Kenneth Garger

A man was charged Wednesday night with setting the blaze that killed his elderly Queens roommate, police said.

Rampersaud Persaud, 49, is facing murder and arson charges for allegedly killing Bibi Jasmin, 63, at their shared home on 219th Street near 89th Avenue in Queens Village about 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said.

Persaud allegedly started the fire on the 1st floor of the home, officials said.

Emergency responders quickly put out the fire, but Jasmin could not be saved, officials said.