Woman testifies against man who set her on fire - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Jason Miles

Woman testifies against man who set her on fire

Testimony was heard in court Monday against a man charged with dousing his girlfriend with gasoline and setting her on fire.

The scars were still visible on LaJanua Smith's arm, nearly two months after the horrific attack she blames on her former boyfriend, Raymond Stone.

Smith suffered second degree burns on over half of her body.

In court Monday, Stone watched and listened as Smith detailed the events of the attack.  Smith told the judge she was lying on a couch when Stone came up and poured a full bottle of gasoline on top of her.

"He started pouring gas on me, and then he said, 'Where are my matches?  Where's my lighter?'" Smith testified.  "Then I got on fire, and he grabbed me."

The attack on Smith made further headlines when she was sent home from a local hospital after the attack.  Smith claimed the treatment for her injuries was not sufficient, and she was later sent back for further treatment.

Raymond Stone's case was bound over to a grand jury as a result of Monday's hearing.  He remains in jail tonight on a $350,000 dollar bond.


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