Woman doused in flammable liquid, lit on fire while sitting in her car, police say

KINSTON, N.C. -- A woman was doused in flammable liquid and set on fire Monday in North Carolina, according to police.

A 24-year-old woman was found with severe burns to her upper body just before 11 a.m. Police believe the woman stopped her vehicle on East Street and was approached by a man who drenched her with the liquid and set her on fire.

Venice Taylor was taken into custody during a traffic stop in connection with the crime.

Taylor, 41, was charged with attempted murder and malicious maiming.

The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to a local hospital.
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