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Man Accused of Burning Waco Women Arrested

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WACO, Texas -- The man sought in the gasoline-related burning of three women in Waco, including his mother, surrendered early Friday.

Investigators say 23-year-old Ishmael Reuben Lopez splashed the women with gasoline and set fire to them early Wednesday, then fled.

A warrant charges Lopez with aggravated assault and arson.

Lopez and his mother had argued and he allegedly pulled a knife on her.

His mother, an aunt and another woman remain hospitalized at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

His 52-year-old mother, Adela Lopez, is listed in serious condition. His 44-year-old aunt, Diann Gonzales, is critical. A hospital spokeswoman had no condition available on 43-year-old Lydia Herrera.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports Lopez also suffered burns and was treated at a Waco hospital before being jailed.


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