- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

DENVER (AP) - A man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire at a Clear Creek County campsite has been charged with first-degree murder.

The Denver Post reports (https://goo.gl/0Xnr6b ) 32-year-old John Vasquez, of Arvada, was charged with attempted murder before Christina Archuleta died of her injuries July 20. The new charges were filed July 27.

Authorities who went to the camping area June 17 found Archuleta with burns covering a large portion of her body. Vasquez is suspected of pouring gasoline on the woman before setting her on fire.

Archuleta’s young sons were at the campsite but were unharmed.

A man who answered the phone at the Clear Creek County jail declined to say if Vasquez has hired an attorney.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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