Last Saturday in Mississippi, someone called to report a car on fire. When responders arrived, they found a woman burning alive. Someone had knocked her on the head, doused her with lighter fluid - including spraying it down her throat and up her nose - and lit her on fire. She lived long enough to supposedly give information to the responders that may help catch her killers.
One report I read said she had burns over 98% of her body. There was little chance of her surviving, but she hung on long enough to say something to the people who were helping her. I hope it was enough.
See now, this is something a writer cooks up in their head to make their killer extra vicious. It's not something normal human beings do.
In fact, it's something this writer did to make her villain extra vicious.
And the fact that someone out there thought this was a thing to do to someone for real makes me sick. And it's creeping me out that a plot point I dreamed up for the book I'm working so hard on editing has a mirror in reality. I never dreamed anyone would actually do something like this.
In my story, the villain gets what's coming to them. I hope the animals who did this get what's coming to them, too.
Anyone with information on the murder is urged to contact the Panola County Sheriff's Office at 662-563-6230.