Memphis man set girlfriend on fire when she tried to break up with him

Memphis man set girlfriend on fire when she tried to break up with him


A Memphis man has been arrested after he allegedly poured gasoline on his girlfriend and set her on fire with a lit cigarette after she tried to break up with him, according to law enforcement officials.

Kenneth Upshaw, 38, was arrested and charged with second degree murder on Thursday after the terrifying ordeal, which the girlfriend has luckily survived, Memphis police told local news.

The woman reportedly in fair condition recovering at the Regional Medical Center with  second-degree to deep second-degree burns to her face, neck, chest, and arms, police told WREG.

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Police said she was standing near a vehicle in a driveway of an acquaintance’s home in East Memphis on Oct. 8 when she told Upshaw that she was breaking up with

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