POMONA, Calif. – Authorities have arrested a man they say doused a woman with gasoline and burned her to death during a domestic argument on Christmas Day in the Los Angeles suburb of Pomona.
City News Service says police, acting on a tip, arrested 51-year-old Clarence Dear on Sunday morning on a bus in Pasadena. That's about 20 miles northwest of Pomona.
He's jailed on $1 million bail.
Investigators say Dear and 41-year-old Dawn Hensley got into a fight on Friday afternoon and he chased her from their home, doused her with gasoline and ignited it, possibly using a lit cigarette.
The woman, engulfed in flames, ran and collapsed on the street. Neighbors tried to help her but she died at a hospital.