A 65-year-old Baxter Springs, KS, woman, who along with two police officers, was doused with gasoline early Saturday at her home and set on fire, died five hours later at a hospital burn unit.
The two officers and another who was burned while trying to extinguish the flames, and the man who authorities say threw the gasoline and lit it, burning himself accidentally, will survive, according to Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.
One of the officers was in critical condition, but is expected to recover, Groves said. The other officer, as well asa third officer who tried to put out the flames, were released after being treated at a Joplin hospital, the Joplin Globe reports.
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