Police: Woman Set Boyfriend On Fire, Called 911 & Confessed

11:09 PM, Sep 6, 2013   |    comments
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HARTFORD, Conn. - Police say a Connecticut woman called 911 just after midnight Friday to say she had burned her boyfriend to death and would be waiting outside her Hartford home for police to arrive.

"Arrest me. I did it. I burned him alive," 47-year-old Julia Rivera reportedly told authorities when they responded to the home.

The man actually survived, and was taken to a hospital with second-degree burns over 70 percent of his body after he was found a a nearby residence.

The Hartford Courant reports that Rivera had allegedly dumped hot corn oil from a frying pan on him.

The victim's name was not disclosed but CBS affiliate WFSB reports he remains in the hospital and is listed in critical condition.

Police charged Rivera with assault, reckless endangerment, violation of a protective order and disorderly conduct. She was taken to a hospital after complaining of chest pains.

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