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Salvation Army, The Haven seeking help for Northern Neck resident following tragic incident

Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:18 am

The pain of a burn is considered to be one of the worst pains a human can experience.  Just the act of burning the tip of a finger can cause great distress for the individual receiving the burn.

In September of 2014, a woman in the Northern Neck was doused with gasoline and set on fire.

An arrest has been made and the trial is set for late March.  Specific details and the name of the victim of the events reported in this article are being left out to protect the rights of the alleged attacker.

According to the victim, she was able put out some of the flames by running across her yard, while on fire, to a bucket of water that was in her yard.  She poured it over her head, extinguishing some of the flames.  She rolled on the ground to smother the flames that the water did not extinguish.

While on the ground, in shock, she was abducted by the alleged attacker, put back in the vehicle and taken across state lines. She was held against her will for over two weeks and denied medical attention.

She was rescued in early October and spent the next month in the hospital, receiving four surgeries to treat the burns that covered the right side of her body.  The burns on her right leg were so severe that the femoral nerve that runs…

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