- 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.

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

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