April 20, 1998 |
A man apparently distraught over a breakup with his girlfriend was critically burned when he doused himself with lantern fuel and set himself aflame in her frontyard, authorities said. Philip Vance was listed Sunday in critical condition at San Bernardino County Medical Center, nursing supervisor Helen Ramirez said. He suffered burns over 90% of his body at 4 p.m. Saturday, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Jerry Bulf said.
January 9, 1990 |
Orange County prosecutors filed murder charges against an Inglewood man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend. Brian Keith Framstead, 29, was in critical condition at San Bernardino County Medical Center with burns over much of his body, suffered when he doused himself with gasoline and set his car afire near Victorville. "We could arraign him right in the hospital room, but I'm not even sure he's coherent," Deputy Dist. Atty. Charles J. Middleton said.
July 24, 1998 |
A 2-year-old boy died a day after being severely burned when his despondent father set their car ablaze while they were inside, a hospital nursing supervisor said. The boy suffered burns over 85% to 90% of his body. He died Wednesday evening, said Joy Flint, a nursing supervisor at San Bernardino County Medical Center. The boy's father, Harold Stewart, 21, suffered burns over 55% to 60% of his body and was in critical condition, Flint said.
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November 21, 1991 |
Brian Framstead was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder in the killing of Tammy Davis of Stanton, his former girlfriend and the mother of his child, after she ended their stormy relationship. Framstead, 30, of Inglewood, who drove into the desert and set himself on fire after the killing, took a deep breath as the clerk read the words that could imprison him for 30 years to life: guilty of using a firearm in a premeditated murder.
January 7, 1990 |
Terrified, 19-year-old Tammy Marie Davis cowered in the doorway of a darkened house just before midnight on Friday night. "Help me! Help me!" she yelled, banging on the door of a stranger's house. Seconds later, a point-blank shotgun blast killed her. Some 19 hours later, the murder case took a bizarre turn when the only suspect--the victim's ex-boyfriend and the father of her child--set himself afire in a car near Victorville while being pursued by California Highway Patrol officers.
May 23, 1998 |
In yet another campus shooting, a Rialto High School freshman put a gun to his head and shot himself as other students were arriving for Friday morning classes. The boy, a 15-year-old freshman who had transferred to the school in January, was listed in critical condition at Loma Linda University Medical Center. A San Bernardino Police Department spokesman said the youth is not expected to survive.