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Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Lighting Women on Fire

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WACO, Texas (AP) - A 23-year-old Waco man accused of setting his mother, aunt and another woman on fire has been jailed on attempted murder and arson charges.

Ishmael Lopez was arraigned on two counts of attempted murder Saturday. Lopez also faces arson of a habitation and aggravated assault charges in the attack.

Investigators say Ishmael Lopez poured gasoline on his mother, 52-year-old Adela Lopez, after an argument early Wednesday.

They say he did the same to his aunt, 44-year-old Diann Gonzales, and 43-year-old Lydia Herrera. Waco police say he lit a fire that seriously injured all three women.

Adela Lopez had improved to stable condition, while Gonzales and Herrera were in critical condition at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.


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