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Woman set on fire in LA as she sleeps on bench

4:54 AM, Dec 28, 2012   |    comments
(AP file)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police in Los Angeles say they have no motive for why a man walked out of a drug store, poured a flammable liquid on a homeless woman sleeping on a bench and set her on fire with a match.

The 67-year-old woman, described as the "sweetest lady on the street," is in critical condition.

Dennis Petillo, who police say fled after setting the woman on fire, has been booked for investigation of attempted murder.

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