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Woman Reportedly Set on Fire by Son Dies From Injuries

George Bradley - Lubbock Police

The woman who was reportedly set on fire by her own son has died from her injuries.

66-year-old Bertha Bradley died at University Medical Center this morning after suffering third-degree burns following an attack by 33-year-old George James Bradley III. George Bradley doused his mother with gasoline and set her on fire May 9th, according to Lubbock police. He then went and took hostages at nearby Rise Academy.

Bertha Bradley escaped her apartment, and the fire was put out by neighbors.

George Bradley was subsequently arrested at Rise Academy, and remains in the Lubbock County Jail in lieu of $300,000 bond.

Bradley is currently charged with attempted murder, six counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count of attempted sexual assault, as well as a previous assault charge.

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