The unthinkable recently happened as a man poured gas on his sister and lit her on fire in-front of her two children.
Tamika Crawford was lying in a snowbank, heavily burned after Dwayne Crawford lit her ablaze in Concord, New Hampshire Thursday (December 15). Police responded to the fire shortly early that morning and found smoke coming from their home. “My brother did this, my brother did this ... you have to arrest him,” Tamika told officers as they arrived.
Dwayne later admitted he was the one responsible after telling Officer Brendan Ryder in a sworn affidavit, “I did it, I lit her on fire.”
“As Dwayne stated this, he displayed very little affect and expressed no emotion,” Ryder said publicly. Dwayne Crawford was later charged with attempted murder and arson after being arraigned hours after the incident. He’s being held without bail.
Tamika Crawford suffered third-degree burns and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. It’s is currently unclear as to what provoked such a vicious attack. The brother and sister are known to the Concord police, however nothing near this gruesome assumes their rap sheets.
Thankfully no one else at the house, including Tamika’s two sons, were harmed. Watch Concord WMUR9’s news package on Thursday’s frightening events below.
(Photo: Courtesy of Concord Police)