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2 people charged with attempted murder after lighting man on fire during argument


Two individuals have been arrested and charged with tried homicide after entering into an argument with a person after which lighting him on hearth.

The incident occurred at roughly 9:15 pm on Thursday, July 7, when the Sanger Police Division responded to studies of an injured man struggling extreme burns to his higher physique in Sanger, California — about 15 miles east of Fresno.

When authorities reached the sufferer, who stays unnamed, he advised them {that a} girl had set him on hearth a number of blocks away once they encountered one another at Sanger Park. He was instantly transported to a neighborhood space hospital as a result of severity of his accidents.

PHOTO: Patricia Castillo (48) of Sanger, CA, and Leonard Hawkins (43) of Sanger, CA, have been booked into Fresno County Jail for Attempted Murder, Arson, and Conspiracy charges after Castillo allegedly poured gasoline on a man and lit him on fire.

Patricia Castillo (48) of Sanger, CA, and Leonard Hawkins (43) of Sanger, CA, have been booked into Fresno County Jail for Tried Homicide, Arson, and Conspiracy prices after Castillo allegedly poured gasoline on a person and lit him on hearth .

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“Investigators used video surveillance and witness statements to establish Patricia Castillo and Leonard Hawkins because the suspects,” the Sanger Police Division stated in a press release launched on social media. “The video reveals Castillo approaching the sufferer and throwing a liquid from a cup onto him, and she or he and the sufferer seem to argue earlier than Castillo sparks a lighter and lights the sufferer on hearth. Additional investigation revealed that Leonard Hawkins had supplied the accelerant used to gentle the sufferer on hearth to Castillo.”

Authorities had been capable of find each suspects and reportedly arrested them with out incident. Patricia Castillo, 48, and Leonard Hawkins, 43, had been subsequently booked into the Fresno County Jail and charged with tried homicide, arson, and conspiracy.

The sufferer’s situation is presently unknown, however he’s anticipated to outlive.

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