Broward County Sheriff’s Office Noe Jimenez-Cortes
A Florida woman was burned on over 99 percent of her body and is not expected to survive her injuries, prosecutors say, alleging that her boyfriend had purposefully set her on fire before buying a bus ticket to Mexico.
The victim was not identified. But on Tuesday, the suspect, 40-year-old Noe Jimenez-Cortes, was ordered held in jail without bond following his arrest Monday night in North Lauderdale, reports the Sun-Sentinel and South Florida TV news station WPLG.
“The preliminary investigation reveals that Jimenez-Cortes poured an accelerant on the victim’s body and ignited the fire with a cigarette,” the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
The victim identified her alleged assailant to deputies. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a neighbor called 911 around 4:30 a.m. Monday reporting a woman’s cry for help, reports the sheriff’s office. The