HARTFORD, CT - Authorities say a Connecticut woman called police and asked to be arrested, telling them she had burned her boyfriend alive.
The victim was transported to a hospital where he was listed Friday in critical condition with second-degree burns over 70 percent of his body.
Police say the woman called them just after midnight to say she had killed her boyfriend and would be waiting for police outside her Hartford home. The woman reportedly said: "Arrest me. I did it. I burned him alive."
Officers found the victim alive in a nearby residence.
Police charged 47-year-old Julia Rivera with assault, reckless endangerment, violation of a protective order and disorderly conduct. She was taken to a hospital after complaining of chest pains.
It was not clear if she had a lawyer.
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