Man charged with severely burning girlfriend

March 25, 2008 3:45:32 PM PDT
A Chicago man was charged Tuesday with dumping lighter fluid on his 18-year-old girlfriend and setting her on fire.Police say 21-year-old Damenique Traylor originally claimed the woman was accidentally burned during a cookout at his home in January.

The woman could not speak after the incident. But she recently began to talk and that's when Traylor turned himself in.

Investigators say Traylor confessed to lighting the woman on fire following an argument.

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