Erie Woman Charged with Setting Woman on Fire Faces Trial
An Erie woman charged with intentionally setting another woman on fire, is now set to face trial.
Mary Hull, 58, was held for court on a number of charges, today, including attempted homicide and arson.
On December 8, 2018, investigators say Hull poured rubbing alcohol on the 43-year-old victim, and lit her on fire.
The victim suffered second-degree burns on 50 percent of her body, from her face to her legs, and was unable to speak to investigators until February 21, at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh.
On Wednesday, during Hull's preliminary hearing, Erie Police Detective Matthew Berarducci testified that Hull told police rubbing alcohol somehow spilled on the victim, and Hull accidentally lit her on fire with a cigarette.
However, Detective Berarducci said the victim told police Hull threw her on the ground, held her down, poured the alcohol on her, and intentionally set her on fire.
Hull remains in the Erie County Prison on $250,000.