Tucson man who set woman on fire convicted of murder

2013-06-12T12:18:00Z 2013-06-13T08:12:18Z Tucson man who set woman on fire convicted of murderPatrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A Tucson man was convicted today of first degree murder for setting a woman on fire.

Anthony Lewis, 55, had repeatedly violated a restraining order Angela Hudson filed against him in early 2008.

On Sept. 22, 2008, Lewis went to Hudson’s house in the 1600 block of East Grant Road. He poured a soda bottle full of gasoline on Hudson and set her ablaze.

While still on fire, Hudson ran to her next-door neighbor’s who helped extinguish the flames. She had burned 35 percent of her upper body.

She died in a Phoenix hospital five months later at age 44.

Lewis also was found guilty of two counts of aggravated assault and one count of second-degree burglary. He was acquitted on two other burglary counts.

Lewis faces life in prison without the possibility of release when he is sentenced.  A sentencing date had not been set.

Contact reporter Patrick McNamara at 573-4241 or pmcnamara@azstarnet.com.

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