WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man faces a possible life sentence after being convicted of setting his ex-girlfriend on fire.
A Palm Beach County jury found 53-year-old Roosevelt Mondesir guilty Tuesday of attempted first-degree murder and domestic aggravated battery. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 23.
Authorities say Mondesir lured 34-year-old Naomie Breton to a Boynton Beach gas station last June. The Palm Beach Post (http://goo.gl/kypyS ) reports that she was supposed to pick up their 4-year-old son.
Instead, Mondesir got out of his car armed with a gas can and a machete. He doused Breton with gasoline and set her on fire. She tore off her shirt and ran into the store, holding the doors closed as a worker called police.
Mondesir's defense team said his actions were a cry for attention, and he never intended to kill Breton.
Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com
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