- Associated Press - Friday, June 19, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - A man accused of throwing gasoline on another man and setting him on fire outside a Phoenix hotel has been charged with attempted murder.

A judge ordered Joseph Edward Moraga held on $250,000 bond Friday.

According to court documents, Moraga waited for the victim outside a La Quinta Inn on May 22.

Prosecutors say Moraga ran up to him and doused him with gasoline from a water bottle wrapped in electrical tape.

Moraga then allegedly lit him on fire.

Authorities say the victim suffered severe burns to his legs, arms, chest and face.

According to court records, the victim says Moraga was retaliating for him reporting Moraga’s friend to police.

Moraga doesn’t have a court-appointed attorney yet. He’s scheduled to be back in court on June 25.



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