Saturday, October 10, 2009


Aurora, Illinois (SafeCITY) - Raymundo Herrera, a 17-year-old Illinois man was charged with attempted murder after he set his 3-year-old niece on fire because she interrupted him during a song.

According to Aurora police, Herrera was reportedly upset when his niece interrupted him as he was listening to music. He resolved the situation by dousing her with lighter fluid and then setting the girl ablaze.

Investigators say two female relatives extinguished the flames and called 911 after the toddler sought them out as her clothing and flesh burned.

Although Herrara fled the residence, he was found walking in the neighborhood by family members who brought him back to the residence.

The toddler, who was transported to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, suffered 3rd-degree burns to over 18 percent of her body.

Herrera was booked into jail on two counts of attempted murder, heinous battery, aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery. Bail in the case was set at $3 million dollars.

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