August 1, 2017
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A California man was arraigned on murder and arson charges Saturday morning after the woman he allegedly set on fire on a front porch in Charleston last weekend died.
Rachelle Jarrett, 44, of Charleston, died Friday at Cabell Huntington Hospital’s burn unit. She had been in critical condition.
Carl Magee, 34, was being held on arson, attempted murder and malicious wounding charges. Those were dismissed Saturday for the charge of first degree murder and first degree arson, Charleston Police Chief of Detectives Lt. Steve Cooper said.
The video, which is from a nearby home security camera, shows who police say is Magee walking up to the front porch of a house on Randolph Street where Jarrett and her boyfriend, David Lee Barrett, were sleeping last Sunday morning. According to police, the video shows Magee with a gasoline can heading toward the porch and Jarrett running off the porch on fire. Barrett told police he was able to escape but Magee lit his girlfriend on fire before she could get away.
Not staying to defend your girlfriend? What a fag.