Woman Charged With Setting Man's Crotch On Fire

CITRA, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida woman has been charged with
dousing her boyfriend's genital area with gasoline and setting him
on fire.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office reports that 29-year-old
Victoria Eltonya Bynes and her boyfriend, 42-year-old Andrew
Williams, got into an argument Saturday.

A friend of Williams told deputies that Bynes threw some kind of liquid at Williams's crotch and lit it on fire.

Responding deputies found Williams, who smelled like gasoline,
kneeling in the yard, wrapped in a blanket.

He was taken to a Gainesville hospital with second- and third-degree burns.

Deputies later found Bynes at her home.

She told them Williams was sprayed during a struggle and she dropped the lighter.

Bynes was arrested and charged with aggravated battery. She was released on $10,000 bail Sunday.

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