Police: Man arrested after woman dies from being set on fire

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia man who police say set his girlfriend on fire, killing her, has been arrested in the Richmond area.

Media outlets report that Lewis Edward Reeder was arrested Thursday, one day after the death of his alleged victim, 64-year-old Delores Williams.

Fairfax County police say officers responded to an Alexandria home on Nov. 19 for the report of a house fire and a disorderly man. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and found that Williams had been badly burned.

Police say Williams and Reeder, her live-in boyfriend, had been arguing when he set her on fire. Reeder fled from the scene and evaded authorities until his arrest.

Reeder was sought for aggravated malicious wounding, although police say additional charges are possible.

It’s unclear if Reeder has an attorney.

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