Woman dies after police say roommate doused her in gasoline, set her on fire

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque woman doused in gasoline and set on fire has died. It happened at Renee Benally’s home near Central and 47th last Friday. Investigators say Benally ran to a neighbor’s home for help after her roommate Lawrence Sedillo attacked her.


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Benally was flown to a burn center in Lubbock to be treated for her severe burns where she died on Friday. The Albuquerque Police Department is now working to charge Sedillo with murder.

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