By: Kyle James | 01-06-2018 | News
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Man Who Lit His Girlfriend On Fire Sentenced To 27 Years

A man in San Francisco set his girlfriend on fire in the cities Bayview District during an argument in 2013 was sentenced in this week to 27 years in prison, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors say 27-year-old Dexter Oliver of San Francisco was sentenced today to 27 years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of attempted murder. Oliver caused great bodily injury and had one prior strike on his record.

The attack took place on January 6, 2013, when the victim who was 25 and Oliver had an argument over a call to help carry dirty clothes to a nearby Laundromat. Oliver refused and took two empty plastic bottles of gasoline and went to the Laundromat and threw the fuel all over her.

Witnesses saw Oliver filling two bottles with gasoline and then putting on a pair of jeans over his pajamas. Oliver and his girlfriend argued and he lit the gasoline he poured all over her.

She suffered third-degree burns to her face, head, chest, shoulders, and hands and underwent multiple reconstructive surgeries.

Oliver fled the scene taking the victim's purse with him and stead of helping put out the fire.

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