Man in custody after torching girlfriend during argument

3:47 AM, Sep 11, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - A 51-year-old man is in police custody after setting his girlfriend on fire Monday evening during an argument.

Investigators responded to the 5200 block of Beacon Avenue around 7:40 p.m. Monday evening and found the injured woman with first and second-degree burns over her face, arms, and upper body.

The unidentified woman was transported to the hospital with severe injuries.

Police have not disclosed any details over what the couple were arguing about, or what the man in custody used to set the woman ablaze.

St. Louis Bomb and Arson Division investigators are currently handling the incident and will have more information later today.

No names were released on the victim or the man arrested.

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