A 25-YEAR-OLD man died horribly after his girlfriend allegedly set him on fire at a gas station.
Breana Johnson, 24, who was previously charged with aggravated assault after her boyfriend Ricky Doyle was set on fire at a gas station in Arlington, Texas, has now been charged with murder.
Arlington police said Doyle succumbed to his injuries Tuesday, Aug. 4 at a Dallas-area hospital, the New York Post reports.
The incident, which occurred around 9 p.m. on July 18, caused Doyle’s skin to “melt” from his body.
According to a police affidavit, Johnson was heard telling her boyfriend at the gas station, “I’m going to kill you,” according to the Post.
After buying 50 cents worth of gasoline, Johnson was seen walking up to a Jeep and pouring the flammable liquid on Doyle.
Doyle was reportedly in the back seat of the vehicle when she poured the gas.
Johnson then went to the driver’s seat and set fire to the Jeep.
It is not known how she set the vehicle on fire.
Doyle left the flaming Jeep and ran across the gas station parking lot until someone tried to help with a fire extinguisher.
KSAT reports that Doyle sustained serious injuries and burns to a significant portion of his body.
He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital, and Johnson was arrested the next day.
The police indictment document obtained by the Post says witnesses saw Doyle “bleed and had skin that appeared to have melted from his body.”
A witness tried to stop Johnson from leaving the scene on the 1900 block of East Mayfield Road and another told her they saw her intentionally start a fire, the police report said.
Johnson remains in the Tarrant County Jail.
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