A Marion County woman, 29, was arrested Saturday for allegedly pouring gasoline on her boyfriend’s genital area and setting him on fire.
The man was taken to Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville with critical injuries. His condition is unknown as of Sunday morning, according to the Gainesville Sun.
The woman of Citra was charged with aggravated battery and taken to Marion County Jail. She was released Sunday morning on $10,000 bond.
According to a Marion County Sherriff’s report, the woman went looking for her boyfriend at his mother’s house. When she did not find him there, she tracked her boyfriend down at an Ocala man’s house. The man called the police to his house after a fight erupted between the woman and her boyfriend that resulted in her pouring a liquid on her boyfriend and allegedly lighting him on fire.
Upon police arrival at the scene, the boyfriend was covered with a blanket, kneeling in the yard. Deputies reported he had second- and third-degree burns on his genital area and torso.
A severe burn injury like the one this man endured is one of the most painful and complex injuries to recover from. Often critical burns leave the injured party with scarring and even disfigurement that can cause emotional trauma and anxiety.
Recovering from a severe burn injury is a long road that can include skin grafting, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, hospitalization and continued medical care. Despite the accident or injuries sustained, a knowledgeable personal injury attorney will be needed to try and gain you compensation for medical expenses, mental and emotional anguish, lost wages and more.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to another party’s carelessness in Marion County or throughout the state of Florida, contact the Florida Personal Injury Lawyers at the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC online or call 1-866-608-5LAW (5529) so that you can focus on your recovery to optimal health.