A woman set her boyfriend on fire at a Texas gas station, “melting the skin off his body,” police said.
The boyfriend, Ricky Doyle, 25, died Wednesday at a Dallas hospital from burns suffered in the horrific July 18 attack, according to Texas police.
The New York Post reported that Doyle and his girlfriend, Breana Johnson, were arguing at a Shell gas station at the time, police said.
“I’m going to kill you,” Johnson, 24, heard him say, according to an affidavit from police.
Johnson, 24-year-old, entered the gas station and paid 50 cents in gasoline.
She was later seen pouring the gas over Doyle while he was sitting in the back seat of a jeep.
Then she walked to the driver’s seat and set it on fire with an unknown object.
Doyle went up in flames as he escaped the vehicle and ran through the parking lot, trying to keep his body from burning.
Another customer came to his rescue with a fire extinguisher, but by then witnesses said Doyle was “bleeding and had skin that appeared to have melted off his body,” the police document said.
While witnesses tried to help Doyle at the gas station, his girlfriend told bystanders that she smoked while pumping petrol and that’s why the fire started.
But witnesses did not pick up on Johnson’s story and confronted her, saying they saw that she had deliberately started the fire.
A witness even tried to hold her before police arrived, but Johnson pushed the person to the ground and drove off smiling, the police report said.
Johnson was arrested in July and initially charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
With Doyle dead, Johnson is charged with murder. She is currently being held in prison.
This article originally appeared on the New York Post and is reproduced here with permission.