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Md. man doused with gas, set on fire: Police

From the Associated Press: Police say a Frederick man is in critical condition at a Washington hospital two days after an acquaintance doused him with gasoline and set him on fire.

Investigators are searching for the alleged perpetrator, 26-year-old Joshua Mashburn, who is charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree arson and other offenses.

Police say Mashburn fled in a burgundy colored, 1994 Plymouth Voyager van after the attack at the victim's house around 4 a.m. Saturday.

The victim is in the MedStar Burn Unit of Washington Hospital Center with serious wounds to his head and torso.

By Washington Post Editors  |  December 7, 2009; 3:50 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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