San Francisco resident, Starr Lamare, age 25, was set on fire by her boyfriend. What seemed to be a petty argument about clothing has left Lamare in critical condition.
KGO Bay Area News interviewed the victim’s sister, Precious Craig, about the current condition of Lamare, “Most of her face is burnt,” Craig said.
Dexter Oliver is the name of Lamare’s boyfriend. The authorities are still searching for the 22 year old male; he is wanted for attempted murder.
Relatives of the victim said that after the couple’s seemingly petty argument in the laundromat, Oliver became enraged. He then ran home to get the gasoline that he used to set his girlfriend’s face on fire.
“Most of her face is burnt,” Precious Craig, the victim’s sister, told KGO in San Francisco. “Just a little bit of hair is still there, but most of her face is burned.”
What was the cause of the argument? According to Craig, Lamare had planned to leave her clothes at the Laundromat, as she was accustomed to do, but Oliver didn’t want to leave them there. That is when he threw the clothes down and sprinted home to get the gasoline.
“My sister wanted to leave her clothes at the laundromat so they could get washed but he didn’t want to leave them there, she said she does it all the time, but he got mad and threw the clothes down,” Craig told KGO, an ABC affiliate.
Thankfully, there were witnesses who had seen the victim on fire and called 911 immediately.
“She took off her shirt and she dropped it off there, and then she was running because she got burnt because of the shirt,” one witness told KGO. “And then the guy, I guess that had burnt her, took her purse and then ran that way.”
“She was basically like running and she was just screaming, yeah because that’s what I heard, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, she’s screaming, let’s go get her,'” another witness said.
According to the New York Daily News, Oliver was last seen wearing a red and white hooded jacket.
In 2011, a woman set on fire in an elevator over a debt.
At the time, police said a woman died after being set on fire in her Prospect Heights apartment building’s elevator. Her killer was caught on video.
According to the Post, the surveillance video shows “the suspect was waiting on the fifth floor and ambushed his victim as the elevator doors opened. He sprayed the woman with a flammable liquid and then set her aflame and ran off, leaving her to die in agony, police said.” And a resident said, “She was screaming at the top of her lungs.”
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