Indianapolis man sentenced for setting woman on fire

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Marion County authorities announced Wednesday that Anthony Morton was sentenced to 60 years in prison for arson and attempted murder.

He was arrested and convicted after reportedly pouring gasoline on a female victim on May 19, 2016 in the 3700 block of N. Kenwood Ave.

Before the assault took place, Morton had set the exterior of victim’s residence on fire using the same container of gasoline. When the female victim confronted Morton about the fire, he poured the gasoline on her and ignited the fire on her clothing.

The female sustained third and fourth degree burns, covering over forty percent of her body and two children were in the home at the fire of the arson.

A jury found Morton guilty of attempted Murder and Arson on June 6, 2017. The sentence ordered Wednesday included a 20-year habitual offender enhancement.

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