Police say a Texas girl turned 50 cents value of gasoline right into a lethal weapon by setting her boyfriend on fireplace at a fuel station and melting his pores and skin off.
In keeping with Arlington Police Division, Ricky Doyle, 25, died Tuesday from burns sustained within the July 18 assault.
Police reported that Doyle and his girlfriend, Breana Johnson, 24, have been preventing at an Arlington Shell fuel station at the time of the incident.
In keeping with experiences, Johnson was heard telling her boyfriend, “I’m going to kill you,” earlier than coming into the fuel station to make a $.50 fuel buy.
Witnesses later noticed Johnson dousing Doyle in gasoline as he sat within the Jeep’s backseat. She circled and lit the motive force’s seat on fireplace with an unidentified object.
Doyle’s physique was engulfed in flames as he fled the car and ran via the car parking zone to flee the flames.
In keeping with the police charging doc, Doyle was “bleeding and had skin that appeared to have melted off his body” by the point one other buyer got here to his support with a hearth extinguisher.
As bystanders tried to help Doyle contained in the fuel station, his girlfriend allegedly advised them that she was smoking whereas pumping fuel, and that’s why the fireplace broke out.
Johnson was approached by witnesses who stated they didn’t consider her account and that that they had seen her begin the fireplace on goal. Earlier than police arrived, one witness tried to cease her, however Johnson slammed the particular person to the bottom and drove away whereas smiling.
When Johnson was first detained in July, she was accused of aggravated assault-bodily damage with a harmful weapon. She’s going to now face homicide expenses since Doyle has handed away and will likely be detained at the Tarrant County Jail.