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Man found guilty of setting his ex-girlfriend on fire

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – A man who intentionally set his ex-girlfriend on fire has been sentenced.

Jeremy Chatman was found guilty of attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon, domestic assault with the use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm, and assault by a probation officer with the use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm .

Reno Police, Reno Fire Department and REMSA were called to a residence on Selmi Drive on December 11, 2021 after a 911 call came in about a woman on fire. When emergency services arrived, they found a 31-year-old woman sitting in a puddle in the parking lot with burns. The victim suffered third-degree burns to his face, head and most of his upper body.

During an interview with police, several witnesses said the victim screamed that Chatman had set her on fire after dousing her with gasoline.

Evidence presented at trial showed that Chatman texted the victim several times asking to meet and posted a post on social media that read, “All surrounded by flames.”

The victim testified that after Chatman was doused with gasoline, he looked at her and set her on fire without saying another word.

Chatman was paroled on October 1, 2021 in connection with an attempted fugitive case and was on parole when he attempted to kill the victim.

He will be sentenced on July 24 and faces a maximum of 70 years in prison, including up to 20 years for attempted murder, 20 years for weapon enhancement, 15 years for domestic violence and 15 years for assault by a probation officer.

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