BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Jefferson County sheriff’s officials say a woman has been hospitalized in serious condition after being doused in gasoline and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend.
Sheriff’s spokesman Randy Christian said in a statement the 49-year-old woman suffered extensive burns to her head, arms, upper body and legs in an attack early this morning.
Christian says 48-year-old Michael Kennedy of Mulga had been dating the victim for three years and the woman ended their relationship about a month ago. Sgt. Jack Self says witnesses told investigators Kennedy returned to her house early this morning.
Christian says the man may be driving the woman’s gold, 2000 Ford Expedition. The vehicle’s tag number is 1B11H83.
Authorities said Kennedy was at large this evening and would face charges of domestic violence and attempted murder.