Norwalk man gets life for setting girlfriend on fire

NORWALK - A Norwalk man was sentenced to life in prison after setting his sleeping girlfriend on fire.Francisco Nunez allegedly poured a flammable liquid on his girlfriend, Maribel Rebolledo, as she slept on New Year's Day of 2011. She survived but suffered burns to more than 60 percent of her body. Doctors also amputated both of her hands. Nunez was captured at the Mexican border. He was convicted in April of attempted murder, aggravated mayhem, torture and corporal injury. Authorities said Nunez offered no motive for the attack.

********** Published: June 14, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 09