Woman dies from burn injuries after domestic dispute
Joshua Kimbrough, 32, is being held without bond at the Polk County Jail. He could be facing murder charges in the not-too-distant future.
LAKELAND (FOX 13) -
A 26-year-old Lakeland woman who was severely burned in a domestic attack in August has died.
Megan Kimbrough passed away on Saturday from injuries suffered during the incident.
According to a Lakeland Police Department report detectives working the case against her husband, Joshua Adam Kimbrough, will talk with prosecutors with the State Attorney's office in regards to additional charges.
The 32-year-old suspect is being held without bond at the Polk County Jail. He's been there since the alleged August 3rd crime.
Megan suffered burns over a majority of her body after Joshua set her on fire just after 7:30 p.m. at a Lakeland residence on North Stella Ave.
By the time emergency personnel and officers with the Lakeland Police Department arrived on scene the suspect had fled. Law enforcement caught up with him the next day following a mini crime-spree.
The victim was airlifted by helicopter to Tampa General Hospital where she underwent surgery. She's been hospitalized ever since.
At the time of his arrest Kimbrough was charged with arson, attempted first-degree murder, armed carjacking, aggravated assault and attempted kidnapping.
During his apprehension the suspect was bitten by two K-9s.
Kimbrough could now be facing first-degree murder charges.
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