Woman Tries to Set Boyfriend on Fire

1 decade 11 months 6 days ago Tuesday, July 17 2007 Jul 17, 2007 Tuesday, July 17, 2007 2:41:50 AM CDT July 17, 2007 in News
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FOLEY (AP) - An eastern Missouri woman is accused of dousing her live-in boyfriend with lighter fluid and trying to set him ablaze. 30-year-old Jessica Bressie of Foley is charged with first-degree assault. Authorities say couple argued Saturday night, prompting the boyfriend to get into a minivan to leave. Police say Bressie smashed a baseball bat into the windshield. When the man got out, Bressie allegedly hit him with the bat several times. With the injured man on the ground, deputies say she poured charcoal lighter fluid over him, then chased him around the yard with a cigarette lighter, threatening to burn him to death. The man was not burned. Bressie did not have a listed phone number and could not be reached for comment.

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