2 CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER AFTER LIGHTING MAN ON FIRE

NAYZE MEDIA (STAFF)

U.S. NEWS: SANGER, C.A.

Cover Photo Courtesy: KMPH.com

48-year old, Patricia Castillio, and 43-year old, Leonard Hawkins, both of Sanger, CA, were arrested and charged with attempted murder, after allegedly setting a man on fire, who they were arguing with. A report from ABC News said the incident happened at around 9:15 on July 7th, in Sanger California, located around 15 miles away from Fresno.

PHOTO COURTESY: DAILY STAR

First responding officers on the scene reported encountering a man who was suffering from severe burns to his upper body. The severely burned victim managed to tell police that a woman had set him on fire, several blocks away. The man was rushed to the hospital by paramedics. There was no word on his current condition.

Police managed to track down the alleged suspects, thanks to surveillance video

“Investigators used witness statements and surveillance video to identify Patricia Castillio and Leonard Hawkins as suspects. The video shows Castillio approaching the victim and throwing a liquid from a cup onto him, and she and the victim appear to argue before Castillio sparks a lighter and lights the victim on fire. Further investigation revealed that Leonard Hawkins had provided the accelerant used to light the victim on fire to Castillio”, A statement from the Sanger Police Department said.

The suspects were arrested and booked into the Fresno County Jail. They have both been charged with attempted murder, arson, and conspiracy. No word was given on the suspects’ next court date, and there was no word reported on bond for the suspects.

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