Man charged with attempted murder for setting girlfriend on fire

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Man charged with attempted murder for setting girlfriend on fire

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22-year-old Dexter Oliver was also charged with 10 other felonies including aggravated mayhem, torture and battery with serious bodily injury 22-year-old Dexter Oliver was also charged with 10 other felonies including aggravated mayhem, torture and battery with serious bodily injury

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco man has been charged with attempted murder for splashing gasoline on his girlfriend and setting her on fire during an argument at a Laundromat.

District Attorney George Gascon said Thursday that 22-year-old Dexter Oliver was also charged with 10 other felonies including aggravated mayhem, torture and battery with serious bodily injury.

Gascon called Oliver's alleged acts "despicable."

Oliver pleaded not guilty to all of the charges during his arraignment in San Francisco Superior Court on Thursday. He is being held on $10 million bail and is due back in court on Jan. 29.

Oliver allegedly threw gasoline on 25-year-old Starr Lamare and set her on fire shortly after noon Sunday at the laundry in the city's Bayview District.

Lamare remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries that authorities say have left her almost unrecognizable.

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