Man charged with setting girlfriend on fire

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February 1, 2008

ATHENS, Ga.---An Athens woman is at Augusta's Still Burn Center after police say her boyfriend set her on fire.

Vernell Garrett is in the Clarke County Jail facing assault and battery and other charges. Police say Brenda Sims has burns on her face and upper body after Garrett doused her with gasoline and set her on fire.

Police say it started as an argument--Sims wouldn't give Garrett money for crack.

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