Man charged with setting girlfriend on fire

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
The woman is being treated for burns at the Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

The woman is being treated for burns at the Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

DALLAS, TEXAS (KXAS) - Deputies have seized empty gasoline cans and a propane torch from a North Texas home where a man was accused of setting his girlfriend on fire.

The Parker County Sheriff's Office says the 37-year-old woman has critical burns over about a third of her body and was being treated Monday at a Dallas hospital.

Investigators didn't immediately release the name of the woman who was injured Sunday night in Azle, about 10 miles northwest of Fort Worth.

Jail records show 32-year-old Mark Morgan Upchurch of Azle was being held without bond Monday on a charge of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. No attorney was listed for Upchurch.

A neighbor saw the burn victim running down a driveway and took her to a hospital.


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