A Tennessee man lit his girlfriend on fire after she tried to interrupt up with him, police stated. 

Kenneth Upshaw is charged with tried second-degree homicide and is awaiting his first court docket look. 

Memphis police responded to a home violence burn sufferer at Regional Med Hospital on Saturday, in keeping with a police report obtained by Fox News. 

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They positioned a feminine sufferer, Rebecca Briggs, who had second-degree burns on her face, neck, chest and arms and was in crucial situation. Police stated Briggs was obscure due to her facial burns. 

She claimed that her boyfriend, Kenneth Upshaw, had set her on fire. She stated that she was standing behind Upshaw’s automotive earlier that day when she instructed him she didn’t wish to be with him anymore. 


Upshaw stated if he couldn’t be with her, then nobody would, Briggs instructed police. The subsequent factor she knew, she stated, she was on fire. She instructed them it occurred so quick that she didn’t know the way it occurred. 

Investigators, talking with the girl’s mom and sister, later decided that Upshaw poured gasoline on her and set her on fire, the police report stated. 

Police investigated the house the place the alleged incident occurred and located a black 2016 Honda Accord parked within the driveway with the rear finish of the car burned. The rear bumper was melted off, and there have been ashes on the bottom, alongside with a fire-damaged pink gasoline can, police stated.

It wasn’t instantly clear if Upshaw has retained an lawyer who might communicate on his behalf. No additional particulars had been launched.