South Carolina man sets his mother on fire

2:36 PM, Jan 2, 2013   |    comments
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(WYFF) A South Carolina man is accused of dousing his mother in a flammable liquid and setting her on fire.

Anderson County deputies said Shawn Davis lit his mother on fire at her home in Piedmont on Tuesday morning.

Debra Davis, 61, was able to get to a neighbor's home for help.

Davis has second-and third-degree burns over 30-40 percent of her body, according to investigators.

Deputies said Davis is now at the Augusta Burn Unit, and said she has a 50-50 chance of surviving. Officials there said she was in critical condition.

Shawn Davis talked to his wife, Ann Davis, after the fire. She said her husband was upset with his mother for taking his brother, Anthony's, side in a fight.

 

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