Man accused of locking girlfriend in bedroom, setting her on fire

Man accused of locking girlfriend in bedroom, setting her on fire

A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted Aaron Charles Hill, 44, of Beaumont on Aug. 2 for causing serious bodily injury to his girlfriend. 

He is accused of setting his girlfriend on fire with rubbing alcohol.

His girlfriend told police on July 17 that Hill assaulted her regularly while she was living with him and locked her in the bedroom when he left the house, rendering her unable to leave or make phone calls.

The bedroom windows were boarded from the outside, according to the probable cause affidavit.

On June 24, Hill allegedly poured rubbing alcohol on his girlfriend and used a lighter to set her on fire, “caus[ing] significant burns on the left side of her body,” the affidavit states.

His girlfriend told officers that Hill said “something made him do it because she was evil” and that she “had a snake on her” that he had to burn off.

According to the police officer’s report, the girlfriend “burst into tears as if she were reliving the incident.”

Hill allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend’s children if she contacted police.

An indictment is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

- Eleanor Skelton

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