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San Antonio man arrested after he allegedly set his pregnant girlfriend on fire

May 29, 2019

A 39-year-old San Antonio man was arrested Tuesday afternoon, two days after he allegedly doused his pregnant girlfriend with rubbing alcohol and set her on fire.

Bryan Lee Hoover, who is described as homeless in court records, was staying with his girlfriend and her mother in Balcones Heights when the couple got into an argument Sunday afternoon, according to Balcones Heights Police Chief John Jahanara.

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Police said he grabbed a large container of rubbing alcohol and poured it on the woman, who is six months pregnant. Somehow, he lit her on fire.

A friend rushed the woman to a local hospital, Jahanara said. She is being treated in the intensive care unit of the San Antonio Medical Center, a family member posted on Facebook.

She had second-degree burns to her arms and her legs, Jahanara said. Her hair also caught on fire.

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She and the baby are expected to survive, the family member said.

Hoover, who has a lengthy criminal history, will likely face a charge of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, a first-degree felony, Jahanara said.

Emilie Eaton is a criminal justice reporter in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read her on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | eeaton@express-news.net | Twitter: @emilieeaton

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