A pregnant woman set on fire by her boyfriend maintained the strength to both identify her attacker and deliver her baby, police said.
First responders rushed her to a hospital where she successfully gave birth to a baby girl — the infant was born seven weeks premature, according to the news station.
The new mother told authorities her boyfriend poured flammable liquid on her and then set her on fire inside her apartment. She warned them the man could be en route to Washington D.C. with the intention of hurting some of her relatives, according to the news station.
“She was very brave. We want her family to know how brave she was, suffering as badly as she was — critically burned, worried about her unborn child, dealing with those injuries and was able share that information with us so that we could moving with our investigation and locate this person,” Donelan said
According to the NY Daily News, police said the suspect turned himself into authorities in D.C. and is in custody. Charges are pending.
Grinage’s father, Arthur Grinage, said his daughter and her newborn are doing okay.