Police: Woman doused with gasoline and burned by ex-boyfriend

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (ABC 33/40) –  The Jefferson County Sheriff’s department is looking for 48-year-old Michael Kennedy, who they say may have ties to the Huntsville area.

He’s wanted on several charges after allegedly setting his ex-girlfriend on fire.

Just after 2:30 Sunday morning deputies respond to a report of a house fire in the 4400 block of Nellie Anderson Street. They arrived to find a 49-year-old female victim with extensive burns to her head, arms, upper body and legs.

Emergency crews transported her to the hospital and admitted her to a burn unit in serious condition.

Investigators say the victim had been in a dating relationship with the suspect for three years. The victim had ended the relationship about a month ago and the suspect left in her 2000 Ford Expedition.

Early Saturday morning they say he returned to the residence where an argument ensued. The suspect then allegedly poured gasoline on the victim and set her on fire.

The suspect, Kennedy, left in the victim’s gold Ford Expedition before deputies arrived. They say he may be in the western area of Birmingham, but also has ties to the Huntsville area.

Michael Kennedy faces charges of Domestic Violence 1st Degree and Attempted Murder.