- Associated Press - Friday, November 27, 2015

KATY, Texas (AP) - A 41-year-old suburban Houston man has been jailed on an aggravated assault charge after he was accused of dousing his girlfriend with rubbing alcohol and setting her on fire.

Jose Luis Hernandez Jr. is jailed on $100,000 bond after the Thanksgiving Day incident at a Katy home. His 52-year-old girlfriend was in serious condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, where she was being treated for first-, second- and third-degree burns

Neighbor Carry Bulthuis said she saw the woman trying to rip her shirt from her flaming back while fleeing the house. The neighbor said the woman said her boyfriend had poured alcohol on her and set fire to her. Hernandez fled on foot but was arrested Thursday night.

It is unclear from jail records if Fernandez has an attorney.

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This story has been corrected to list suspect’s surname as Hernandez, not Fernandez.


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