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California police arrested two men for setting fire to a man

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A man and woman have been arrested in California after a man was set on fire, according to police.

Patricia Castillo, 48, and Leonard Hawkins, 43, are facing charges of attempted murder, arson and conspiracy, the Sanger Police Department wrote on Facebook.

Police responded to an incident involving an injured man around 9:15 pm PT on Friday at a park in Sanger, California in Fresno County. Officials spoke to a man who had suffered a serious fire when they arrived at the scene. The man said the woman set him on fire.

The crime was committed around 8:30 pm that day.

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A man was reportedly set on fire in a park in Sanger, California on Friday.
(Sanger Police Department)

The researchers used video surveillance and demonstration to identify Castillo and Hawkins.

Police said Castillo approached the man and threw a glass of water at him. The two were seen arguing before Castillo lit a candle and lit the man on fire.

Patricia Castillo was seen arguing with the man before setting him on fire.

Patricia Castillo was seen arguing with the man before setting him on fire.
(Sanger Police Department)

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Leonard Hawkins is said to have provided the accelerant used to light the fire.

Leonard Hawkins is said to have provided the accelerant used to light the fire.
(Sanger Police Department)

The prosecution found that Hawkins provided the speedometer that Castillo used to light the man.

Castillo and Hawkins were being held in the Fresno County Jail, police said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and is thought to be recovering.

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California police arrested two men for setting fire to a man

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