BEACON TRANSCRIPT – A 38-year-old Altamonte Springs registered nurse was recently arrested after she torched her ex-boyfriend. The woman was charged with attempted homicide and arson leading to bodily injury or disfigurement. Authorities claimed that the woman barred the front door to prevent the man from escaping.
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On Monday, 38-year-old Shivon Perez was arrested after the woman attempted to murder Bradley Atkins, her former boyfriend, by setting him ablaze inside her Altamonte Springs home.
According to the authorities, prior to the incident, the woman, who also happens to be a registered nurse, boarded her bedroom window. She later called Atkins at her home, asking him to fix a leaking sink pipe.
Allegedly, while the victim was lying on the floor, fixing the pipe, Perez poured lighter fluid on his body and set him on fire using a gas torch.
The victim told the authorities that he didn’t notice, at first, that he was on fire. However, after getting up and saw Perez clutching the torch he quickly understood the woman’s intentions.
After he desperately tried to put out the flames, the man ran to the front to get some help. However, Perez raced ahead of him and attempted to lock the front door.
Fortunately, the man managed to get out and to flag down a motorist. Atkins was later taken to the hospital where the doctors determined that he has severe burns on his face and upper torso and that he might require surgery.
The Altamonte Springs registered nurse was taken into custody and charged with attempted murder and arson leading to bodily injury or disfigurement.
Atkins’ co-workers declared that they’ve all chipped in to help the man pay his hospital bills. They’ve also set up a GoFundMe account to help the victim get back on his feet.
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