Robert Smith jailed for nearly seven years after trying to set man on fire in Kambah home invasion

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By Blake Foden
Updated July 6 2022 - 8:36am, first published 8:00am
Robert Smith outside court during his trial and, inset, co-offender Kye Rowe. Pictures: Blake Foden, Supplied

A "lonely" home invader claims he was celebrating the birthday of his criminal "apprentice" when he poured petrol in a man's mouth and tried to set him on fire.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.