Kansas City woman accused of setting her boyfriend on fire

4 years 4 months 3 days ago Tuesday, May 17 2016 May 17, 2016 Tuesday, May 17, 2016 3:38:00 AM CDT May 17, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A homeless Kansas City, Missouri woman is accused of felony assault for allegedly setting her longtime boyfriend on fire.

Jackson County prosecutors charged 35-year-old Amanda Drake with first-degree domestic assault on Monday. Prosecutors requested that she be held on $100,000 bond. Online court records don't show whether she has an attorney.

Prosecutors say firefighters responding to a reporter blaze found a man who told them he had been asleep when he felt liquid poured on his back. The man said that when he woke up, he was on fire. He survived.

Prosecutors say Drake was the only other person at the residence at the time.

(Editor's Note: KOMU.com has updated this story to include prosecutors' charges and the woman's name.)

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