- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

DENVER (AP) - A man is facing criminal charges after being accused of setting his girlfriend on fire at a Clear Creek County campsite, leaving the woman critically injured.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/28Ng9Ty ) John Anthony Vasquez was ordered held Monday on $2 million bail. The 32-year-old suspect faces an attempted murder charge and a violation of a protective order.

Authorities had responded to the camping area Friday to find a woman with burns covering a large portion of her body. Vasquez is suspected to have poured gasoline on the woman before setting her on fire.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where she remains in critical condition.

The woman’s young sons had also been at the campsite but were unharmed.

Booking documents do not indicate if Vasquez has hired an attorney.


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

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