Pregnant Michigan Woman Survives Being Shot And Set On Fire

By: CBS (Posted by Kion Hudson)
By: CBS (Posted by Kion Hudson)

(CBS)-- Two men accused of kidnapping a pregnant 22-year-old woman in Michigan, setting her on fire and then shooting her, are scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

CBS Detroit reports that the Warren woman was close to giving birth when the suspects allegedly duct-taped her, and took her to Detroit. This is where they covered her with lighter fluid, set her on fire and then shot her in the back.

The woman, who is 9 months pregnant, put out the fire by rolling on the ground, CBS Detroit reports. She was able to free herself to call for help.

The woman reportedly told police the kidnapping occurred early Saturday morning just after the she and her ex-boyfriend returned from a movie and the woman dropped the man off at the home of his new girlfriend.

Police say the woman's ex-boyfriend is suspected in the attack because he did nothing to help and did not call 911, reports CBS affiliate WKRC. He was taken into custody on Saturday.

The second suspect was arrested at a house on Sherman Avenue, near Eight Mile and Hoover roads, where the former boyfriend stays with his mother and his current girlfriend, CBS Detroit reports.

A spokesman for Detroit Receiving Hospital told WKRC the woman is listed in serious condition but recovering. According to CBS Detroit, both the woman and her baby, are expected to be okay.


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