Woman accused of pouring gas on man and setting him aflame

Prison bars (MGN)

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have accused a woman of pouring gasoline on a man and setting him aflame in a suburb of Des Moines.
Polk County court records say 24-year-old Kaydee Cuesta is charged with willful injury causing serious injury. Her next hearing is scheduled for Dec. 6. Her attorney, Trever Hook, told The Des Moines Register that Cuesta will plead not guilty and says she denies the accusation.

Police say Cuesta grabbed a gas container outside a Clive home on Oct. 18 and tried to splash gas on the man. Then she approached him again, poured gas on the front of his clothing and used a lighter to start the blaze.

The man was treated at an area hospital and then transferred to a burn center at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

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