Man Sets Himself And His Girlfriend On Fire

A man’s hatred of his girlfriend burned so hot that he set her and himself on fire in a murder-suicide in the Bronx, police and neighbors said Sunday.

The blaze erupted at 1:15 p.m. Saturday on Adams Place in Belmont.


The man died soon after he was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, authorities said. Berta Booker, 49, who was identified as the girlfriend, was also taken to St. Barnabas. She died overnight, according to police.

A third victim, a man about 50 years old, was injured in the blaze. His condition was unclear Sunday afternoon. Police have not released the identities of either man.

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