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Man convicted of attempted murder for setting his ex on fire

A man accused of intentionally setting his ex-girlfriend on fire has been convicted of attempted murder, the Washoe County District Attorney's Office said Thursday morning.

A man accused of intentionally setting his ex-girlfriend on fire has been convicted of attempted murder, the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday morning.

Jeremy Chatman, 34, was convicted at a jury trial on one count of domestic violence, assault by a probation officer, use of a deadly weapon resulting in serious bodily injury, and attempted murder.

On December 11, 2021, Reno Police and other emergency responders responded to a report of a woman on fire at a residence on Selmi Drive in northeast Reno.

The 31-year-old woman was treated for third-degree burns to her face, head and most of her torso, the district attorney’s office said. The woman told witnesses that Chatman poured gasoline on her and set her on fire.

Chatman was on probation at the time of the incident. He was released from prison in October 2021 after serving a sentence in connection with an attempted fugitive case.

Chatman faces a maximum of 70 years in prison, the DA’s office said.

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