Mass. man convicted of setting girlfriend on fire
WOBURN, Mass. (AP) -- A Stoneham man has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison for dousing his girlfriend with nail polish remover and setting her on fire with a lighter because he was angry she found another man attractive.
Edouard Pierre-Charles pleaded guilty on Thursday in Middlesex Superior Court to a variety of charges including attempted murder and armed assault.
Prosecutors say the 28-year-old Pierre-Charles became angry in June 2011 while at his girlfriend's house in Marlborough because she said she thought another man was cute.
The victim was found by police in the street, screaming and wrapped in a blanket, with some parts of her body still on fire. She suffered second- and third-degree burns to her back, arms, legs and hands. Pierre-Charles fled, but was found the next day.