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'I only meant to scare her' pleads the convicted pressing for a retrial.

A Logan man, convicted of setting his teenage girlfriend alight, has won his fight for a retrial.

20 year-old Brae Taylor Lewis (pictured left) was handed an 11-year jail sentence in the Beenleigh District Court last year, after pouring fuel over his then-girlfriend Kyesha Finemore, and setting her on fire in May 2016.

In a Court of Appeal judgment yesterday, a retrial was agreed determine whether Lewis had intended to light Ms.Finemore on fire, after finding the original trial judge had not given adequate directions to the jury, before they could find Lewis guilty.

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