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New Hampshire man charged with setting twin sister on fire

December 18, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
New Hampshire man charged with setting twin sister on fire

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Attorneys for a New Hampshire man accused of setting his twin sister on fire have pleaded not guilty.

Concord Police arrested 37-year-old Dwayne Crawford for intentionally setting his twin sister, Tamika Crawford on fire last Thursday, The Concord Monitor reported.

The injured woman, who was discovered lying in a snowbank outside their home told police her brother had doused her with gasoline before igniting the fire.

When police arrived, her two young sons and her brother were standing nearby as smoke billowed from the second floor of the home.

Tamika Crawford remains in critical condition at a Boston hospital with third-degree severe and disfiguring burns to her upper body.

Dwayne Crawford reportedly admitted to officers to committing the gruesome act saying: “I did it, I lit her on fire,” according to an affidavit.

Police charged Crawford with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, arson, criminal mischief and reckless conduct, He remains in custody on no bail.

A hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 28.

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